In Germany, more than a thousand deaths related to the emerging corona virus were recorded within 24 hours for the first time since the beginning of the epidemic.
The French Press Agency quoted the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Monitoring as saying that 1,129 deaths and 22,459 cases of the new Corona virus were recorded in one day.
The largest number of deaths was recorded before that last Wednesday, reaching 962 deaths.
32,107 people have died of the virus in Germany since the beginning of the epidemic.
In addition, Latin America and the Caribbean has become the second region after Europe where deaths due to Corona exceed the threshold of half a million, according to a census by France Press based on official statistics.
At least 500,800 deaths were recorded in the region's 29 countries, more than half of them in Brazil, 192,000 and Mexico, 120,000.
This toll comes 12 days after Europe crossed the barrier of half a million deaths.
Thus, the total death toll in the world due to Covid 19 rises to more than 1.18 million, including more than 350 thousand in the United States and Canada and about 217 thousand in Asia.
About 82 million people have contracted the virus in the world, including more than 15 million in the Latin America region, which is the third largest death toll after Europe, 26 million, and the United States and Canada, 20 million.
Brazil recorded the largest number of injuries in Latin America, reaching 7.5 million.
In a related context, a parliamentarian from Louisiana died of Covid 19 at the age of 41, becoming the first member of the US Congress to announce his death with the new Corona virus in the United States, the country most affected by the epidemic in the world.
Louisiana Governor John Bill Edwards announced the death of Republican Luke Letlow, elected from the state's Fifth Circuit, who was due to take the oath next Sunday.
And Lethal himself announced on the 18th of this December that the examination had confirmed that he had the disease and that he was subject to quarantine at his home and was transferred to the hospital three days later.