April 12 German Chancellor Merkel said on the 12th that the country may be experiencing the “most serious wave” of COVID-19. On the same day, Germany had more than 3 million confirmed cases of COVID-19.
Merkel said at the online opening ceremony of the 2021 Hanover Industrial Expo on the same day that the number of new confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Germany is still high, the number of severe patients is also increasing, and Germany may be in the “most serious wave” of the epidemic. To contain this wave of epidemic, vaccination is the “most important weapon”.
Merkel also said that even if the German people are quickly vaccinated, the risk of mutant coronavirus spreading around the world and causing vaccination failure cannot be ruled out. Therefore, only joint action by the international community can successfully fight the coronavirus pandemic.
According to the data released by the Robert Koch Institute of Disease Control and Prevention in Germany on the 12th, as of 00:00 on that day, Germany had 13,245 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 compared with the previous day, with a total of more than 3 million confirmed cases, reaching 3011,513; 99 new deaths and 78,452 deaths. The data also shows that the number of coronavirus vaccines in Germany has exceeded 13.19 million doses.