Germany shatters record for Covid deaths as country enters lockdown

Germany shattered its record for Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours on Tuesday with 952 patients dying compared to a previous record of 598 on December 11, according to the country’s center for disease control.

The nation tallied 27,728 new coronavirus cases, the Robert-Koch-Institute (RKI) reported, as it enters a hard national lockdown on Wednesday in an effort to bring the situation under control.
But the institute said a delay in reporting data from the large state of Saxony could be part of the reason for the sharp increase.
Data was not transmitted from Saxony on Monday, so Wednesday’s report includes missing numbers for Monday as well as Tuesday.
The record daily increase in cases, set on December 11, is 29,875.
German leaders have sounded the alarm in recent days as the country faces down a frightening surge in coronavirus infections, hospitalizations and deaths.
Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn joined a number of other European countries in calling on the European Medicines Agency (EMA) to approve the vaccine soon.
He said Germany would be ready to start vaccinating residents “two to four days” after approval.
“The goal is to get approval before Christmas,” Spahn told reporters at a news conference, adding: “We want to start vaccinating in Germany before the end of the year.”
– CNN

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Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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