German COVID-19 Incidence Rate Reaches Record High

Germany’s seven-day incidence rate has risen to a record high of over 200, topping last year’s December tally.

According to Germany’s Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country reached 201.1 on Monday,  higher than the 197.6 that was recorded on Dec 22, 2020.

On Monday alone, at least 15,513 new cases had been reported over the past 24 hours while 37,120  was recorded on Friday.

Most of the cases were from Saxony, where the incidence rate is currently at 491.3.

German health officials attributed the high number of cases to  Germany’s below 70 vaccine rate.

“For the unvaccinated, the risk is high that they will become infected in the coming months,” said RKI chief Lothar Wieler.

Presently, German authorities are only allowing vaccinated individuals to dine in or attend indoor events while only minors along with citizens who are not allowed to get vaccinated due to medical conditions are exempted. 

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