In Germany, the health authorities have reported about 320,000 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, March 24, its highest-ever daily increase since the pandemic began.
In the last 24 hours, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country’s disease control agency, has confirmed 318,387 new COVID-19 cases and 300 related deaths.
The significant factors driving an increase in cases are the easing of anti-coronavirus restrictions last month and the spread of the highly contagious omicron sub-variant BA.2.
Moreover, staff shortages have been reported in hospitals throughout the country this week as a result of a spike in sickness among health professionals who have been exposed to the virus.
According to the German Hospital Federation (DKG), almost 75% of hospitals were unable to sustain their normal level of operations (DKG).
According to the official data, 2,301 people with COVID-19 symptoms were admitted to hospitals on Wednesday.
Furthermore, the DIVI association for emergency medicine stated that there were 2,335 seriously ill coronavirus patients in ICUs all over the country, while 895 of them were on ventilators.
Germany is one of the hardest-hit nations in Western Europe by the COVId-19 pandemic, with one of the highest caseloads in the region, only behind France and the United Kingdom.
The country of 83 million has so far reported nearly 19.6 million infections and 127,822 deaths.
According to the data, about 75.8% of the population in Germany have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 6.31Cr individuals.
Around 17.2Cr doses of vaccines have been administered throughout the country.
In addition, since the pandemic, the country of 83 million has recorded 19,436,127 Coronavirus cases with 15,329,000 recoveries and 128,196 fatalities.