bar chart race gganimate geom_text counter

Hello everybody! My name is Simon and this is my first post here. Ive been working with R before in my studies with a focus on regressions, but im new to the topic of animation data in R. Im impressed how well and beautiful this works!

Right now I am working on a animated Bar-Race-Chart. I'm very happy with the result but there is one thing I cannot fix myself. Here is what i have so far.

I would like the numbers, displayed by geom_text(aes(y=new_infections1,label = Value_lbl, hjust=0),size = 8 ) be counted up/down day-to-day in a smooth way. Just like the bars, growing smooth.
I hope i can explain what i mean, otherwise you can see it in this video:

here is my code i use so far:

anim = ggplot(dec_intake_formatted, aes(rank, group = country))+
  geom_tile(aes(y = new_infections1/2,
                height = new_infections1,
                width = 0.9), alpha = 0.8, color = NA) +
  geom_text(aes(y = 0, label = paste(country, " ")), vjust = 0.2, hjust = 1, size = 7) + 
  geom_text(aes(y=new_infections1,label = Value_lbl, hjust=0),size = 8 ) + 
  coord_flip(clip = "off", expand = TRUE) +
  scale_x_reverse() +
  theme_minimal() +
        panel.grid.major.x = element_line( size=.1, color="grey" ),
        panel.grid.minor.x = element_line( size=.1, color="grey" ),
        plot.title=element_text(size=25, hjust=0.5, face="bold",     colour="red", vjust=-1),
        plot.subtitle=element_text(size=18, hjust=0.5, face="italic", color="red"),
        plot.caption =element_text(size=12, hjust=0.5, face="italic", color="red"),
        plot.margin = margin(1,4, 1, 8, "cm")) +
  transition_states(datum, transition_length = 4, state_length = 1) +
  ease_aes('sine-in-out') +
  labs(title = 'Neuinfektionen am: {closest_state}',  
       caption  = "Data Source WHO/JHU")

my first idea was to find the "finer" data in "anim". but this doesnt really work.

I hope you can help me! thank you guys for your help in advance and stay healthy!

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