Germany crossed the line of 110,000 coronavirus deaths this Friday after more than 350 were confirmed on the last day, at a time the country is also nearing seven million cases since the pandemic began.
The Robert Koch Institute, the agency responsible for controlling infectious diseases, reported on its website that 35,431 infections and 370 deaths were confirmed in the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 6,959,067 and 109,119, respectively.
He also highlighted that the cumulative incidence rate over the past seven days is 265.8 cases per 100,000 population, which has been falling over the past few days, and noted that 2,221,067 positive cases were recorded in the past week.
On the flip side, he stressed that there are currently around 800,200 active cases and put the number of people recovered from COVID-19 at around 6,048,800, including around 56,000 medical discharges in the last 24 hours.
The German Ethics Council decided on Wednesday to extend the compulsory vaccination against the coronavirus for sensitive sectors to “substantial parts of the population” in order to counter the spread of the omicron variant.
On Tuesday, the German Standing Vaccination Commission (Stiko) recommended that the third booster dose against the coronavirus be brought forward by six to three months due to the high infection capacity of the variant mentioned.