countries across Europe It has reported increases in coronavirus cases, sparking debate about reimposing restrictions and increasing people’s commitment to vaccination.
The number of cases was likely inflated by a public holiday in parts of Germany on Monday (1), which led to a delay in data collection. The previous record was on December 18 with 33,777 injuries.
Helge Braun, Chancellor Angela Merkel’s acting chief of staff, said German states need to make faster progress in giving booster injections to the elderly.
As of Wednesday (3), only 6.7% of people over 60 in Germany had received a booster dose, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute.
Older people are more likely to be hospitalized due to Covid-19. The number of admissions is 3.62 per 100,000 residents – up from 1.65 at the beginning of October – but at 8.27 for those over 60.
Russia has a new death record
The number of daily deaths from Covid-19 in Russia has reached a record, with 1,195 new deaths reported. Amid an increase in cases in the country, the authorities have been forced to enforce the closure of workplaces across the country.
The government’s coronavirus task force also reported 40,217 new infections in the past 24 hours, including 6,305 in Moscow.
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