Germany has registered more than 21,000 new infections and a further 90 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The incidence of infections per 100,000 population is already 145.1 cases, well over the hundred registered last week, according to a record that adds 21,543 new cases to 4.58 million people affected since the pandemic began, in a country where in which already 95,696 people as a result.
The country has also woken up to the tragic news of a new outbreak in a nursing home in Schorfheide north of Berlin, in which eight residents were killed, as the local district health office confirmed to the public broadcaster RBB on Friday evening.
A total of 42 residents and 15 staff tested positive, according to the department, which suspects unvaccinated health workers at the home helped spread the disease among residents who are still at risk despite receiving the policy.
“There was a dangerous situation there because the residents were vaccinated, but the staff had a relatively low vaccination rate, only around 50 percent,” complained health boss Heike Zander to the Antenne Brandenburg chain in one of the DPA agencies.
Klaus Reinhardt, President of the German Medical Association, urged fully vaccinated people over the age of 70, as well as other vulnerable groups, to receive a third sting in order to maintain their immunity.
“The third vaccination against the coronavirus can significantly reduce the risk of infection, especially for elderly and previously ill people.”
The German virologist Hendrik Streeck also insisted that more attention must be paid to the residences during this time of the pandemic, because they “continue to be ‘hot spots” despite the vaccination,” so it is necessary to “offer general path reinforcements and” examinations “.