Germany reports 12,626 new COVID-19 cases
President of the medical association DGIIN called for a “triad of incidences, hospital cases and intensive care bed occupancy” to determine the country’s pandemic strategy.
BERLIN, Aug. 26 (Xinhua) — Daily COVID-19 infections in Germany continued to rise as 12,626 new cases were registered within one day, 4,226 more than a week ago, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Thursday.
The COVID-19 incidence in Germany in the past seven days reached 66.0 per 100,000 citizens on Thursday, up from 61.3 the previous day and 44.2 a week ago, according to the RKI.
“We are again in the exponential growth of infections and also serious illnesses,” Christian Karagiannidis, president of the medical association DGIIN, told the Rheinische Post on Thursday.
Since an incidence of 50 or higher has been dropped by the Bundestag as the only measure to trigger COVID-19 measures, Karagiannidis called for a “triad of incidences, hospital cases and intensive care bed occupancy” to determine the country’s pandemic strategy.
On Thursday, Germany recorded 415 new hospitalized cases, while the 7-day incidence of hospitalized cases rose from 1.47 per 100,000 residents on the previous day to 1.56, according to the RKI.
To date, more than 3.9 million COVID-19 cases and 92,082 deaths have been registered in Germany, according to the RKI.