More than 900 coronavirus cases reported in Germany in a single day
By Daisy Okanga | Germany reported 933 new coronavirus cases in just 24 hours on Tuesday.
This was according to the Robert Koch Institute, the national agency for disease control and prevention.
The coronavirus reproduction rate in Germany has been above 1 for the past three consecutive days, the institute said. A rate of 1 means that on average, each infected person is infecting one other person.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has previously warned that if the number value rises above 1, the country’s health system would eventually be overwhelmed. The institute said it’s too early to tell whether the virus is on the rise again due to statistical uncertainties.
Germany has registered several larger coronavirus outbreaks over the past few days.
Due to the pandemic, German Second Division football club Dynamo Dresden has sent its entire squad, as well as its coaching and support staff, into a two-week quarantine after two players tested positive for COVID-19.