The number of new corona cases diagnosed in Germany during the last 24 hours has almost doubled from the number a day earlier.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported no fewer than 27,728 new infections on Wednesday morning and a new record number of almost 1,000 deaths in 24 hours.
On Tuesday, the RKI reported 14,432 new cases, which meant that the number of new infections had been declining for two days in a row. The last figure harshly puts an end to this positive trend. A total of 1,379,238 infections have now been diagnosed in Germany since the start of the corona epidemic.
The latest record number of deaths in 24 hours was crushed Wednesday morning. The RKI reported as many as 952 new Covid-related deaths in the last 24 hours.
Less than a week ago, that sad record came to 598. In total, 23,427 people diagnosed with the coronavirus have now died of the consequences in Germany.
With the latest figures, the dark scenario outlined on Tuesday by Health Minister Jens Spahn and the RKI seems to become a reality.
They stated that the situation regarding the coronavirus in Germany is currently at its worst, but can get much worse. The Robert Koch Institute said at the time that there is a chance that the situation will worsen further.