the essential Germany recorded this Thursday 11 November 50 196 additional cases in 24 hours, a record number. This outbreak is, among other things, attributed to the relatively low vaccination rate of the population in Germany, just over 67%.
This is the first time that the threshold of 24 new daily cases is crossed since the start of the pandemic while Germany has chained record numbers of infections in recent days. The number of deaths in 24 hours amounted to 235 on Thursday.
On Wednesday, Angela Merkel, the outgoing chancellor, had judged the resumption of infections in the country “dramatic”, particularly notable since October. “The pandemic is spreading again in a spectacular way,” lamented his spokesperson, calling on the regional authorities, competent in health matters, to take new measures to contain the situation. There is also increasing pressure on hospital care units.
Restrictions for unvaccinated people
This outbreak is attributed in particular to the relatively low vaccination rate of the population in Germany, just over 67%. Several particularly affected states, such as Saxony, Bavaria, and very recently Berlin, have introduced new restrictions targeting unvaccinated people who are the first to be affected by this rebound in the pandemic.
Thus, as of Monday, Berlin will prohibit unvaccinated people from accessing, in particular, restaurants without a terrace, bars, sports halls and hairdressing salons. A negative test will no longer allow access to these public places if users are not vaccinated or cannot prove that they are cured of the disease.
In total, nearly 4.9 million people have been infected with Covid – 11 in Germany since the start of the pandemic.