Thursday December 09, 2021

Germany passes 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, hits new daily case record

Published : 26 Nov 2021, 04:22

  DF News Desk

A patient receives medical care from a specialist in the COVID-19 intensive care unit at the Rechts der Isar hospital. Photo: Peter Kneffel/dpa.

Germany has passed the grim milestone of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths and reported record highs in case numbers and seven-day-incidence figures, reported dpa.

Figures from the Robert Koch Institute for disease control (RKI) published early Thursday took the toll of people in the country who died from or with Covid-19 up to 100,119.

The number of infections recorded in a day also passed 70,000 for the first time, with health authorities reporting 75,961 cases in 24 hours. This compares to 65,371 new infections a week earlier.

The latest seven-day incidence is 419.7 - another record high since the pandemic began. A day earlier it was 404.5, and a week earlier it was 336.9. The figure is a measure of infections per 100,000 people in the last week.

Across Germany, 351 new daily deaths were recorded, compared to 264 a week earlier.

The RKI has counted 5,573,756 coronavirus infections since the pandemic began. The true figure is thought to be much higher, since many cases go undetected.

The number of recoveries from coronavirus overall in Germany has now reached 4,744,400.