German authorities this Monday confirmed more than 63,000 cases of coronavirus in the last day, taking the European country past the threshold of 8.7 million infections, at a time when the cumulative incidence continues to rise over the past week.
The Robert Koch Institute, the government agency for the control of infectious diseases, has stated on its website that 63,393 positives and 28 deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours, bringing the totals to 8,744,840 and 116,746 since the pandemic began, or.
The numbers have seen a drop over the weekend, attributed to the fall in the number of tests, after crossing the 140,000 positives in 24 hours a day mark for the first time on Friday.
Likewise, the agency has said the cumulative incidence rate over the past seven days is 840.3 cases per 100,000 population, with 698,744 positives over the past week. This data exceeded the threshold of 800 cases per 100,000 inhabitants for the first time on Sunday.
The Robert Koch Institute has stressed that there are currently about 1,355,000 active cases and estimated the number of people recovered from COVID-19 at about 7,273,100, including about 43,100 medical discharges in the past 24 hours.
On the other hand, the vaccination process in Germany is ongoing and 72 percent of the immunized population has already been exceeded, bringing the country at least one dose closer to the target set by the government to reach 80 percent of the population by the end of January.