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Coronavirus: German daily death toll surpasses 1,000 for 1st time | News | DW


#Germany recorded a total of 1,129 deaths from coronavirus within the last 24 hours, reported the #Robert #Koch #Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases on #Wednesday.

#It is the first time that more than 1,000 daily deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the country.

#This is an increase from the previous record number of 962 deaths within 24 hours — registered on #Wednesday last week.

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The RKI also registered 22,459 new coronavirus infections within the same 24 hour time period.

#German lockdown set to be extended

The high daily death rate comes as #Germany is in the middle of a second hard lockdown. #Most stores, along with bars, clubs and restaurants are closed. #Schools and daycare centers are also largely closed. The measures are set to remain in place until #January 10.

#Reacting to the latest figures on #Wednesday morning, #German #Health #Minister #Jens #Spahn said he believed they showed a need for restrictions to be extendedbeyond that date.

#Any relaxation of restrictions after #January 10 is to be decided at a meeting of the federal government and state premiers on #January 5.

#Push for approval of UK vaccine

#Spahn also said he hoped for “a quick and thorough examination” of a coronavirus vaccine developed by #Oxford #University and #Astrazeneca vaccine by the #European #Medicines #Agency.

#That came after #British regulators cleared the vaccine for use in the UK earlier on #Wednesday.

#Germany, along with many other EU nations, also began to roll out vaccinations from #December 27, with the elderly and health care workers first in line.

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kmm / rt (#Reuters, AFP)





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