If one ironic clue is enough to sum up the unflattering state of the epidemic situation in Germany, the weekly
delivers it at the bend of a line, where it is explained that it would undoubtedly be judicious, after weeks of ultra-light confinement, to take an example… in France.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) counted 23,500 new infections in the country in twenty-four hours on Friday, against 13,000 in France, accompanied by 106 additional deaths.
Over seven days, the number of positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants (incidence) is 135 across the Rhine, against 96 in France, while the reproduction rate (R) is nearly half a point higher (0 , 94).
"The situation is again very tense",
RKI director Lothar Wieler complained on Thursday, a week after reporting positive signals.
Covid-19: Germany says it is ready to vaccinate as soon as possible
Three weeks after breaking the record for new daily infections (23,542 on November 13), the country continues to regularly follow this figure.
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