Germany is the last country in overcome the 100 thousand barrier deaths from Covid-19 since the beginning of the pandemic, according to official data presented this Thursday. The German nation is the fifth on the European continent to exceed this figure as well as Russia, Britain, Italy and France.
In the last 24 hours there were 351 more deaths related to the coronavirus, which bring the national total to 100,119, explained the German disease control agency.
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Other nations of the world that have exceeded the 100,000 dead barrier are USA, India, Brazil, Iran, Mexico, Colombia, Argentina, among others.
The Robert Koch Institute, the federal agency that collects data from about 400 regional health departments, also reported a daily record of contagion by Covid-19 with 75 thousand 961 new infected in the last 24 hours. Since the beginning of the pandemic, Germany has accumulated 5.57 million infections.
The upturn in cases led what will be the next German government to announce yesterday the creation of a permanent group of experts who will advise the authorities on how to combat the pandemic.
Although the daily number of infections is higher than that of last winter’s wave, now there are fewer deaths from confirmed cases. Experts argue that this is due to the vaccination against Covid-19, which they assure reduces the possibility of developing a serious picture of the disease.
But hospitals have warned that beds in nursing homes intensive care they are filling up with patients with Covid-19; some centers in the south and east of the country have begun to transfer patients to other regions of Germany.
For the general director of the association of hospitals of Bavaria, Roland Engehausen, the number of new cases must drop dramatically.
“Otherwise, we are going to have a dramatic situation between Christmas and New Year like we have never seen, ”he told German news agency DPA.
Saxony, in the northeast of Germany, was the first state to register more than a thousand infections per 100,000 inhabitants in the last seven days on Thursday. It has the lowest vaccination rate of the 16 regions of the country, with just 57.9%.
In the case of Mexico, the country accumulates 3 million 872 thousand 263 cases and 293 thousand 186 deaths from Covid-19. In the last 24 hours, 4,287 new infections and 336 deaths from the virus were added.
With information from AP.
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In order to provide a better understanding of the status of the epidemic, the site shows the regions in which it spread and the number of confirmed cases. It also points out how many deaths the coronavirus has caused, and how many have managed to recover from Covid-19.
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