Berlin, August 22 2021 Germany’s disease control agency announced on the 21st the number of newly confirmed infection with the coronavirus is 8092. On the same day, the country’s coronavirus morbidity index (on average, seven new diagnoses per 100,000 people) used to monitor the severity of the outbreak returned to above the alert level of 50, reaching 51.6. It was the first time since May that the index had breached the official German alert level.
The number of new confirmed cases and the number of new deaths announced by the Robert Koch Institute of the German disease control agency on the same day were 8092 and 17 respectively, with a cumulative 3861147 confirmed and a cumulative death toll of 91,973 as of that date. Germany’s official morbidity index, which monitors the severity of the coronavirus outbreak (with an average of 100,000 new diagnoses added in seven days), rebounded further on the day, rising to 51.6 from 48.8 the day before. To date, Germany has received 99.3 million doses of the coronavirus vaccine, and 48860871 people have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 58.8 per cent of the country’s total population.
In response to the current rebound in the domestic pandemic situation, the Robert Koch Institute has issued a warning on the 20th, said the country has officially entered the fourth wave of coronavirus outbreak. However, the rate of vaccination in Germany has fallen to less than 500,000 doses a day from an average of 1 million earlier this year, and states have closed vaccination centres, due to factors such as declining public willingness to vaccinate.
In order to boost the current slow progress of universal vaccination work, German Federal Labor Minister Haile suggested the same day, from the need for workplace pandemic prevention, employers should consider allowing employees to use the work hours to get the coronavirus vaccine.