Germany is going through its worst wave of COVID-19 infections and fatalities as 351 more people have died in the past 24 hours.
The Robert Koch Institute said the death toll has now reached 100,119 while another 75,000 new infections have been recorded during this period of time.
Gernot Marx, head of the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI20), said hospitals are already filled while some patients would be transferred abroad.
DIVI20 has also called on Germans to take the virus seriously and urged them to get vaccinated immediately.
Only 69 percent of the population of Germany has so far been vaccinated against COVID-19.
Large gatherings like Christmas have also been canceled due to the surges and unvaccinated people are not allowed to enter the bars, gyms, and other facilities.
Last week, more than 2.5 million cases and almost 30,000 COVID-19-related deaths were recorded in Europe, making it by far the region currently worst hit by the virus.
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