Germany reports a record high prevalence of COVID-19 before easing
Germany reports a record high prevalence of COVID-19 before easing

Germany reports a record high prevalence of COVID-19 before easing

BERLIN, March 15 (Reuters) – Germany reported a record high seven-day incidence of coronavirus on Tuesday, a few days before the planned easing of restrictions.

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) registered 198,888 new infections, which is 42,000 more than a week ago, bringing the total number of infections to more than 17.4 million.

The frequency of seven days increased to a new high of 1,585.4 infections per day. 1,000 people, up from 1,543.0 the day before. A further 283 people died, bringing the total number to 125,873 people.

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This week, the government wants to pass a slimmed-down law that will significantly reduce restrictions around Germany. The current law expires on Saturday.

The government argues that even as cases rise, there is no longer a greater risk of overburdening the health care system.

Limited protection measures will still be possible in hotspots with high numbers of infections.

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Author Madeline Chambers, editor of Kirsti Knolle

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