The health authorities in Germany have reported more than 12,000 new corona infections and 349 further fatalities to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The number of infections with the corona virus rose within 24 hours by 12,257 to 2,134,936 cases, as the RKI announced on Sunday morning.
The number of corona deaths rose to a total of 51,870 cases.
The RKI stated the number of people recovered after a corona infection at around 1,807,500.
At the weekend, the numbers are usually lower because not all health authorities report their numbers to the RKI and fewer tests are carried out and evaluated.
The seven-day incidence was 111.1 corona infections per 100,000 population.
The aim of the federal government is to reduce the incidence to below 50.
Its previous high was reached on December 22nd at 197.6.
The number fluctuated after that and has been falling again for a few days.
Last Sunday, the RKI recorded 13,882 new infections and 445 new deaths within 24 hours.
The high of 1,244 new deaths was reached on January 14th.
Among the new infections registered within 24 hours, the highest value was reported on December 18, at 33,777 - but this included 3500 late reports.
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