The weekly incidence in Germany reached a new maximum this Saturday with 497.1 infections per 100,000 inhabitants compared to 335.9 on the same day the previous week, according to the latest figures from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for virology.
The RKI reported 78,022 new infections and 235 deaths disease related.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, they have been reported in Germany 7,913,473 infections and 115,572 deaths for disease-related causes.
On the other hand, there are currently about 805,400 active cases, while the number of people recovered from COVID-19 is 6,914,700, including around 36,500 medical discharges during the last 24 hours.
72.5% of the population have the complete schedule of the vaccine, 74.9% at least the first dose and 45.9% already have the booster dose.
That implies that a 25.1 percent of the population is unvaccinated, which is equivalent to 20.8 million people. Among them there are 4 million children under the age of 5 – 4.8 percent of the population – for whom there is no licensed vaccine in Germany.
The RKI has found that in the country Omicron is already the dominant variant and that in a few days it will completely displace Delta.
The German government approved on Wednesday the legal framework for the new quarantine rules by which People who have received a booster dose of the coronavirus vaccine “will not have to quarantine in case of being in close contact with a person infected with COVID-19″.
(With information from EFE and Europa Press)