The number of COVID-19 positives in Germany intensified its upward trend on Thursday after the confirmation of 1,445 new cases, an unprecedented level since May 1, when German authorities infected 1,639 infected people within 24 hours.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), an agency for combating infectious diseases in Germany, has increased the preliminary positive balance to 219,964, while the death toll rose to 9,211, four more than on Wednesday.
The government has recognized the data as “worrying” and has urged the population to continue to take extreme precautions at a time marked by the reopening of schools. North Rhine-Westphalia and Bavaria remain the regions most affected by COVID-19 with 53,123 and 52,436 positives respectively.
Taking precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading, Angela Merkel’s executive on Tuesday extended her travel warning to the autonomous communities of Madrid and the Basque Country as more and more cases of coronavirus have emerged including Aragon, Catalonia and Navarra.