Germany hits record daily Covid-19 cases, WHO warns of Europe ‘resurgence’

Berlin, Nov 4 (EFE).- Germany reported 33,949 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, hitting a daily record since the start of the pandemic, according to health authorities Thursday.

It comes as the World Health Organization warned that Europe could be on the brink of a resurgence of coronavirus infections.

The previous highest daily increase in Germany was on 18 December last year when 33,777 new infections were recorded in 24 hours in the midst of a second Covid-19 wave.

The death rate also increased since last week with 165 Covid-19 related deaths in the past 24 hours, compared to 126.

The seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 is at 154,3 with over 1,200 hospitalizations due to severe Covid-19 cases.

Germany’s health minister Jens Spahn said the country is facing a “pandemic of the unvaccinated” while acting German chancellor Angela Merkel urged to enforce restrictions for the non vaccinated.

The WHO on Thursday said Europe was at the epicenter of the pandemic again and that the increase in Covid-19 cases was of “grave concern”.

“Today, every single country in Europe and central Asia is facing a real threat of Covid-19 resurgence, or already fighting it,” Dr Hans Henri P. Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe told reporters.

Over the past four weeks, there has been an over 55% increase in cases across Europe.

Last week, Europe and central Asia accounted for 59% of global cases and 48% deaths.

Related Articles

Back to top button