More than 40,000 people have died from symptoms associated with the new coronavirus in Germany, according to the state Centers for Disease Control.
Daily estimates from the Robert Koch Institute show an additional 465 deaths over a 24-hour period, with a total death toll of 40,343 in the country.
The country also registered 1
Germany, which was praised for dealing with the first wave of the pandemic, reported its biggest 24-hour increase in Covid-19 deaths on Friday. As a result, the death toll in the country increased by 1,188 in 24 hours.
The lock is extended with the increase of the cases: Earlier in the week, the government extended the country’s national lock – originally scheduled for Jan. 10 – until the end of the month, while tightening movement and contact restrictions to curb the virus’s spread.
Germany moves forward with vaccine: On Saturday, Health Minister Jens Spahn announced that half a million people across the country had been vaccinated against Covid-19.