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German health officials: The pandemic in Germany is worsening sharply

German health officials: The pandemic in Germany is worsening sharply

According to the latest data released by the Robert Koch Institute, a federal disease control agency in Germany, as of 0 o’clock local time on November 19, a total of 5248291 cases of COVID-19 had been confirmed in Germany, 52970 new cases, 98739 deaths and 201 new cases from the previous day. Example. The incidence rate of every 10 million people in 7 days nationwide has risen to 340.7, a new high for 12 consecutive days. On the 19th local time, Schpan, Minister of Health of the German caretaker cabinet, and Weller, director of the Robert Koch Institute, a German disease control agency, jointly warned in Berlin that the current epidemic situation in Germany is deteriorating sharply.

Schpan said that the epidemic situation in Germany is further worsening, the momentum of infection has not been interrupted, the incidence rate per 10 million people in 7 days has increased 5fold in 4 weeks, and the situation of medical resources is also very tight. Therefore, it is necessary for the whole country to work together and take resolute action to break this momentum. Schpan believes that the existing epidemic prevention measures and vaccination progress alone cannot break the infection wave in the short term.

According to the data of the German disease control agency, more than a quarter of Germany, counties and cities now have a incidence of more than 500 per million people in 7 days, and many hospitals are overloaded, with medical resources in Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg near the limit. Weller stressed that Germany is experiencing a coronavirus outbreak. He suggested canceling large-scale events, closing low-ventilated bars, clubs and other high-infection hotspots, and reducing private contact. People should “stay at home as much as possible” to protect the elderly and children.

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