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Germany breaks record for Covid-19 deaths as it seeks to bring the vaccine to everyone


#Berlin.- #Germany is approaching the end of the year with a new maximum of deaths in one day -more than a thousand- due to the coronavirus, while it seeks to accelerate the vaccination campaign and sees the prolongation of the drastic restrictions in force as inevitable.

#In 24 hours, 1,129 fatalities were reported by the #Covid-19; #Thus, the barrier of a thousand deaths in one day was overcome for the first time. #This new maximum follows the succession of holidays, in which fewer tests were carried out and data updating slowed down.

The #Robert #Koch #Institute (RKI), competent in the matter in the country, also notified 24,740 new infections – compared to a maximum of 33,777 infections in a day in mid-December. The previous daily death tick was a week ago, with 926 deaths.

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There are already one million 687 thousand 185 infections verified in this country, with 83 million inhabitants. #It is estimated that there are one million 302 thousand 600 recovered patients, while the fatalities amount to 32 thousand 107.

The average weekly incidence per 100,000 inhabitants stands at 141.3 cases -the peak was 197.6 cases on #December 22-. #Behind this average there are large territorial differences: in the “#Land” of #Saxony (east) there are 330 weekly cases, while in #Lower #Saxony (center) the level is 79.6.

#Indefinite time restrictions

#From the 50 cases in seven days and 100 thousand inhabitants, the RKI considers that it is in a risk zone. #Its president, #Lothar #Wieler, warned that a substantial improvement in the epidemiological situation cannot be expected as a result of the recently started vaccination campaign and that this could take months.
The #Minister of #Health, #Jens #Spahn, also reiterated what the #Government of #Chancellor #Angela #Merkel has been pointing out for days that the restrictions on public life and contacts will continue beyond #January 10, although perhaps at another level .

#Merkel and regional leaders, who are responsible for implementing the measures, are expected to meet on #January 5 to assess the situation and make new decisions.

#Since #December 16, non-essential shops have been closed -except for food stores and other products for daily use, opticians and orthopedics, pharmacies, banks, post office, gas stations and, in some states, bookstores.

These closures were added to the suspension of nightlife, cultural life and gastronomy, in force since #November 2.

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#School holidays end on #January 10, lengthened to three weeks by the pandemic. #Groups of teachers question whether it is possible to fully return to the face-to-face format.

#Read also: #Management of politicians worsened the #Covid pandemic in the world

The vaccination campaign against #Covid-19 #It is “the largest in the history of #Germany“and” the key factor against the pandemic, “according to #Minister #Spahn. #In the three days after its official start, on #Sunday, 70,000 citizens have received their first dose, and the maximum immunity is not reached until the second injection.

The initial objective of the #Health #Minister is to have distributed 1.3 million doses throughout the country by the end of the year. The next goal will be to advance 14 million doses throughout the first quarter – or about 700,000 doses per week. #And continue until being able to make their vaccine -voluntary and free- available to all citizens who wish it in the middle of this year.

#Spahn, who has defended the equitable sharing formula from the beginning since the #European #Union, is coming under pressure from public opinion and the parliamentary specter to speed up production.

#It has been criticized that, instead of that #European route, it should have advanced and negotiated directly with the #German pharmaceutical company #BioNTech and its #American associate #Pfizer, the only one approved so far at the level of the EU.

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#For #Spahn, leaving the #European formula was never in his plans, which does not imply that he did not secure additional contracts as soon as the EU he signed the global for the 27. “#If it had not been like that, some of the 27 members would now be without vaccination,” he said.

#Accelerating supplies of #BioNTech’s vaccine is technically difficult, as its production involves “very ambitious and innovative requirements,” according to the minister.

#For next week the #American #Moderna is expected to receive the green light. #Spahn trusts, in addition, that the pharmaceutical #AstraZeneca requests “soon” the approval for his in the EU, after obtaining this #Wednesday that of the #United #Kingdom.

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