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Germany registers more than 1.000 new coronavirus infections in a day

Germany registers more than 1.000 new coronavirus infections in a day

Germany registers more than 1.000 new coronavirus infections in a day

For the first time in almost three months, Germany has registered more than 1.000 new coronavirus infections in a single day. As of August 6, the total number of cases in Germany has risen to 213.067. 

Coronavirus cases rising in Germany

A total of 1.045 confirmed new cases of coronavirus were recorded in Germany within a single day, the Robet Koch Institute reported on Thursday morning. The last time the number of daily new infections rose above 1.000 was on May 7, nearly three months ago, when the number of cases was steadily falling after the pandemic’s initial peak in Germany. At the height of the outbreak at the beginning of April, Germany was recording more than 6.000 new cases per day.

What makes the current increases in numbers more concerning, however, is that they can’t be linked to individual hotspots like the mass coronavirus outbreak at the Tonnies slaughterhouse in North Rhine-Westphalia. Instead, figures are rising across multiple municipalities across Germany - making the virus much harder to contain. 

Concern about second wave of coronavirus infections

These new figures lend credence to the increasing number of experts voicing concerns that a second wave of coronavirus infections has already arrived in Germany - something that the RKI has also not ruled out. 

Last week, the President of the RKI, Lother Wieler, said that the rise in cases was cause for “great concern”. He urged everyone in Germany to continue to abide by measures intended to curb the spread of the virus - including washing hands, keeping distance and wearing a face mask in public.

In total, there have so far been at least 213.067 confirmed cases of coronavirus in Germany. 9.175 people are known to have lost their lives in connection with the disease, while 195.200 are considered recovered. 

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