German New Infections Again Below 100 Per 100,000 Per Week
The number of new infections per week in Germany has fallen back to below 100 per 100,000 inhabitants, the health authorities report.
The number of new infections per week is the government’s indicator for imposing restrictions and closing companies.
Chancellor Merkel recently intervened with her government in the corona policy, mainly determined by the states, to take stricter measures. She calls that the emergency brake. This emergency brake is deployed when locally there are more than 100 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants.
There are now 96.5 cases nationwide, for the first time since March 20. A week ago, the number was 126. Several states, including the capital Berlin, have already announced that they want to lift restrictions in the coming days.
About 3.57 million infections have now been diagnosed in Germany, and most people have been cured or had no symptoms of the disease. The country of 84 million residents now has about 230,000 active cases.
According to authorities, more than 86,000 people have died with or from the virus since the pandemic outbreak in the country.