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COVID-19: Surveillance and Studies at the RKI

In assessing the situation, the RKI relies on various surveillance instruments, models and studies. Some of the existing systems were expanded and some new systems were established. The RKI works closely with national and international partners. Some of the projects are listed here, the list is constantly being expanded.
All projects and studies are listed on (in German).

Notification system according to the Infection Protection Act

Data on confirmed COVID-19 cases that are uniformly recorded nationwide and transmitted to the RKI (RKI Dashboard, in german)


ICD-10 code based SARI-surveillance (ICOSARI)

Sentinel from 73 hospitals reporting severe acute respiratory disease


Routine health data in real-time (SUMO)

SUMO is a system that enables the processing of routine data in real time and makes it available for public health surveillance


Acquisition of the SARS-CoV-2 test numbers

The data and details of the tests carried out are published and explained once a week on Wednesday in the situation report.


Laboratory-based Surveillance of SARS-CoV-2

Extension of the Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance (ARS) for the surveillance of SARS-CoV-2. See weekly reports in german and background and explanation in English.


Mobility in Germany and Social Distancing

Analysis of movement flows in Germany based on aggregated cellular data



Presentation of the 6-day forecasts of COVID-19 case counts by country based on a novel epidemiological model that integrates the effect of population behavior changes due to government measures and social distancing.



Surveillance of all-cause mortality in various European countries. From Germany participation through Berlin and Hesse.


Date: 09.09.2020






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