The German authorities confirmed on Monday more than 13,000 cases and about 250 deaths from coronavirus on the last day, with which the European country exceeded the threshold of 2.6 million infections and 74,000 deaths, according to the Robert Koch Institute.
The agency, the government agency responsible for controlling infectious diseases, has detailed that there have been 13,435 cases and 249 deaths in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 2,594,764 and 73,905, respectively.
It was also noted that the accumulated incidence rate over the past seven days is 86.2 cases per 100,000 population, with 71,669 infections in the past week and approximately 137,300 active cases. After several weeks of falling, this indicator has risen again in the past few days.
On the other hand, it has estimated the total number of people who have so far recovered from COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, to be around 2,383,600, including around 9,400 in the last 24 hours.
The state of Berlin, in which the city of the same name is located, is to start vaccinating homeless people against the coronavirus on Wednesday.
These people have a higher risk of contracting the disease, said the social administration of the Berlin state. Therefore, those who work in emergency shelters and reception kitchens were also included in Group 2 with high priority of the vaccination program, according to German public television ARD.
Vaccination is carried out in facilities that have been set up for this purpose and are known as “vaccination islands”. This includes social workers and interpreters as well as doctors who are specialists in administering the vaccines.
The federal government agreed on March 3 to extend detention in the country until March 28 to counter the coronavirus, despite the fact that authorities agreed on a progressive opening strategy.