Highlights:

  • Germany is struggling under a new wave of the pandemic
  • On Thursday, the country witnessed a surge of over 50,000 cases in a single day
  • Fatalities increased by 235 reaching a total of 97,198

The exponential rise in COVID-19 cases in Germany is mostly concerned to the unvaccinated people, multiple reports claimed as the country is struggling under a new wave of the pandemic. According to a publication’s report, COVID-19 patients in Germany have tripled in recent weeks. Among these, around half of them are on ventilators, and “every single one of them is unvaccinated”, it stated.

On Thursday, the country witnessed a surge of over 50,000 cases in a single day for the first since the pandemic slammed the country. As per the latest daily data from RKI public health institute, cases increased by a record 50,196 and the seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 people surged to 249.1. Fatalities increased by 235 reaching a total of 97,198.

The situation is unprecedented for Germany, as it was one of the few countries that succeeded in keeping the virus under check with its widespread testing and treatment. Nonetheless, the country is wrangling a political limbo, a combination of factors involving the sluggish rollout of vaccines that have resulted in an increase in daily COVID cases.

Evidently, as many of the unvaccinated are in the age groups that are statically in the cards to witness fewer cases of COVID-19, they can pass the virus to older people with weaker immune systems, who can then end up in intensive care even with vaccination.

On Thursday, the outgoing chancellor Angela Merkel voiced, people who are still not vaccinated as the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic takes hold in Germany must understand they have a duty to the rest of society to protect others.

Ola Scholz, who looks forward to succeeding Merkel early in the following month, has urged the country to be “winter-proofed” against the disease and noted that it will be mostly up to state governments to decide which measures and restrictions are required in the region. She further added, “Many fewer vaccinated people are affected by the infection than those who haven’t been inoculated.”

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