In Germany, COVID-19 is spreading at its highest rate for six days.
The German government said it cannot rule out the possibility that the number of COVID-19 cases will snowball and schools will be closed again.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel emphasized the urgent need to increase the number of COVID-19 vaccines and booster shots, saying it is urgent to establish standards for introducing additional quarantine measures throughout Germany.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s Center for Disease Control and Prevention, on the 13th (local time), the number of COVID-19 cases per 100,000 population in the past week was 277.4, surpassing the previous high of 263.7, the highest record for six days. erected.
This indicator was 65.8 a month ago and 183.7 a week ago, but it is rising at an unprecedented rate.
Germany had 45,81 new cases of COVID-19 the day before, and 228 deaths per day.
In the past week, the number of inpatients per 100,000 population increased to 4.7.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel pointed out that the establishment of relevant standards should be expedited so that stronger quarantine measures can be introduced throughout Germany to curb the spread.
In a video podcast to the public on the same day, Merkel said in a video podcast to the public, “The number of new cases of COVID-19 per day is at an all-time high since the global pandemic, and a horrific number of deaths are occurring every day.” Because not enough people are vaccinated,” he said.
“There is a clear link between vaccination rates and the number of new cases,” Merkel said.
In order to prevent the overload of the health care system and slow the spread of the virus, Merkel said that the federal government and 16 state governments should unite to prepare standards for introducing additional quarantine measures and respond quickly, but with COVID-19 vaccination and booster shots. He emphasized the urgent need to increase the (boost).
German Chancellor Helge Braun, who challenged Chancellor Angela Merkel’s leader in the Christian Democratic Party, told Welt am Sontak that schools across Germany could not be ruled out.
“States must reintroduce or continue to require masks in schools,” said Prime Minister Brown, a physician.
“If the pandemic continues as it is now, the mortality rate will rise,” he said, adding, “We need to focus on vaccination.”
In Germany, the completion rate of COVID-19 vaccination has been hovering around 60% for over three months.
In Germany, 58.17 million people, or 70.0% of the total population, received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the number of people who completed the second dose was 56.08 million, or 67.4%.
There are only 3.57 million people who have been vaccinated with BoosterShot.
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