Germany reaches new peak of infection and more than 5 million cases
Germany today reached a new peak in the number of infections by the new coronavirus with 33,489 positive cases in the past 24 hours, surpassing 5 million confirmed cases since the start of the pandemic, EFE reported.
According to the Spanish news agency quoting the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), 55 people died of Kovid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the number of deaths due to SARS-CoV-2 infection to 97,672.
Concerns about a new wave are worrying officials and there are already policymakers who acknowledge that a fourth wave “will cause more deaths than ever” occurred during the pandemic.
Chancellor Angela Merkel on Saturday called for a “national effort” to fight the pandemic, urging vaccination of those who have not yet been vaccinated, at a time when Germany has only 67.5% of the total number of vaccinated citizens. is the rate.
Despite the small number of people vaccinated, the prospect of making vaccination mandatory even in the most vulnerable professional areas is not on the table, but on Monday more severe restrictions are in place for unvaccinated people at the regional level, such as the bar in any part of the country. , to enter restaurants, public swimming pools and other closed places.
With the transition to power in Germany, many experts are calling on both the outgoing Merkel government and the future coalition of Social Democrats Olaf Scholz to act immediately.
The future coalition between the Greens and Liberals has already presented to the Bundestag (federal parliament) the first draft of a bill on measures against the pandemic, which is expected to be approved next week, but there are already a number of important voices that point. does. Out as “inadequate”.