After Wednesday’s record with 27,728 new infections and 952 deaths in 24 hours, the German health watch institute, Robert Koch, reported on Thursday new thresholds crossed, with 30,423 new positive cases for coronavirus.
This is the first time since the appearance of the virus that the threshold of 30,000 daily cases has been crossed in Germany, said the Institute, which after having initially announced 26,923 new infections in 24 hours, had to add the 3,500 listed in the Baden-Württemberg region, not counted for technical reasons.
Note that in Germany, the closure of bars, restaurants, cultural and sporting leisure venues initially scheduled for November 2 to 30 has been extended until early January 2021.
The country, which plans to continue health restrictions until spring 2021, is preparing to toughen its measures before Christmas, including the closure of schools and non-essential businesses.
As a reminder, Germany should start its vaccination campaign against the coronavirus from next December 27, starting with its retirement homes.