On Friday, the number of new infections with the Coronavirus in Germany exceeded the one million mark since the beginning of the Covid-19 epidemic, according to what the Robert Koch Institute for Health Control announced.
The institute said that, as of Friday, it had officially registered a million and 6,394 injuries, after an increase of 22,906 injuries within 24 hours, and 15,586 deaths, including 426 in the last 24 hours.
North Rhine-Westphalia, which has the largest population in Germany, is at the top of the most affected provinces, with more than 250,000 injuries, ahead of Bavaria (about 198,000 injured) and Badi Württemberg (about 143,000).
In Berlin, I have counted about 62 thousand cases since the beginning of the epidemic.
On Wednesday evening, German Chancellor Angela Merkel announced that the measures in effect throughout the country to combat the Covid-19 pandemic, including the closure of bars and restaurants and restrictions on private gatherings, will be extended until early January.
“We still have to make efforts (…). The number of daily injuries is still at a very high level,” Merkel said at the end of a meeting that lasted more than seven hours with the governors of the country’s 16 provinces.
Accordingly, she added, the measures and restrictions approved at a previous meeting held in November will be extended until the beginning of January, unless we have an unexpected decrease in the infection rate, but this matter is unlikely at the time. Being “.