According to the latest data released by the Robert Koch Institute of the German federal disease control agency, as of 00:00 local time on February 17, Germany had a total of 2,350,399 confirmed cases of COVID-19, 7,556 new confirmed cases compared with the previous day; a total of 66,164 deaths, an increase of 560 cases compared with the previous day.
At the same time, the pandemic report on the same day also showed that 47,436 new cases were confirmed throughout Germany in the past seven days, and the so-called seven-day infection rate fell to 57 from 59 the previous day.
This value indicates how many people in the past seven days have tested positive for COVID-19 on average of 100,000 residents, which is considered an important reference standard for the government to tighten or relax pandemic prevention policies.
The federal government’s goal is to keep the infection rate below 50 for a long time.
It is worth mentioning that Germany is now facing a high risk of the spread of variant novel coronavirus.
According to German Federal Minister of Health Spahn on the 17th, the variant novel coronavirus, which is considered to be more infectious, is spreading rapidly in the country.
Citing the latest data from the Robert Koch Institute, he said that more than 22% of the confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany are infected with the variant coronavirus first discovered in the UK.
This was less than 6 percent, compared to two weeks ago.