World Covid-19: Germany crosses the 10,000 dead threshold

13:40  24 october  2020
13:40  24 october  2020 Source:   leparisien.fr

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The COVID - 19 pandemic in Germany is part of the ongoing worldwide pandemic of coronavirus disease 2019 ( COVID - 19 ) caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

The number of deaths from the new coronavirus exceeds 10,000 in Germany. This country has so far been relatively spared from the pandemic. But it is now hit hard by the epidemic rebound and the situation is described as "very serious" by the head of the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health Surveillance (RKI).

This benchmark institute has recorded 10,003 deaths this Saturday since the start of the health crisis, or 49 more than the day before. Reported to the population, these deaths are 2.82 times less numerous than in France. In total, 418,005 people have been infected with Covid-19, or 14,714 more in 24 hours, a new daily record also, even if this figure includes cases that had not been recorded the day before in due to a technical failure.

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The previous record was set on Thursday. The RKI then recorded 11,287 new cases in one day. The president of this highly respected institution in Germany urged the population to respect barrier gestures to contain the spread of contamination. "The virus can spread uncontrollably" in some regions since September, warned Lothar Wieler, explaining that "young people are currently the most exposed to the virus".

Almost containment in Bavaria, at Berchtesgaden

For several weeks, Germany has been facing, like all European countries, a sharp increase in cases of infection. Faced with this rebound, the authorities have tightened measures against the pandemic, notably adopting assembly bans. Local restrictions have also been decided, such as in Berlin, where the wearing of masks has been imposed on some busy streets of the capital. An alpine canton in the south of the country, in Bavaria, around Berchtesgaden, was imposed virtual confinement at the start of the week.

Chancellor Angela Merkel solemnly asked the population last Saturday to reduce social relations as much as possible, calling for “staying at home” as much as possible. “What winter will be, what our Christmas will be, will be decided in the days and weeks to come. "

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