On Friday, Germany announced a fresh coronavirus case count of 140,160, with the country’s health minister warning that by mid-February, the country might be seeing at least 400,000 each day. That amount would be reached under an optimistic scenario in which booster doses provide very effective protection, Karl Lauterbach stated in a session with state government leaders late on Thursday.
The news: According to the sources, if the booster doses were less protective, the number of new cases may rise to almost 600,000 every day.
- Lauterbach also predicted that the number of people in intensive care units in hospitals would skyrocket in the coming weeks.
- In Germany, more than 116,000 individuals have died as a result of the coronavirus.
- Germany reported 92,223 new daily cases a week ago.
Facts and figures: Almost 73 per cent of Germany’s population has received basic coronavirus immunisation, with 49 per cent receiving a booster dose.
Germany’s federal and state authorities will meet on Monday to explore ways to combat the significant spike in coronavirus cases.