, Dec 9 () –
Germany has surpassed the barrier of 6.3 million cases of coronavirus this Thursday after adding more than 70,000 during the last day, amid a rebound in recent weeks that has set off alarms in the country.
The Robert Koch Institute, the government entity in charge of the control of infectious diseases, has indicated through its website that during the last 24 hours there have been 70,611 positives and 465 deaths, which brings the total figures to 6,362,232 and 104,512 , respectively.
Likewise, he highlighted that the accumulated incidence during the last week has reached 422.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, with 351,148 infections detected during the last seven days.
On the other hand, he pointed out that there are currently around 979,400 active cases in the country, while some 5,278,300 people have recovered from COVID-19, including about 52,600 during the last day.
The German government last week tightened restrictions to combat the pandemic, following the appearance of a new variant, the omicron. The central and regional authorities have agreed to limit access to a large number of spaces to people who are not vaccinated against COVID-19.