The risk level in Germany has been reduced from ‘very high’ to ‘high’, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) has decided.
The German equivalent of the RIVM is adjusting the status now that the number of infections with the coronavirus decreases.
“We have a reason for optimism,” said health minister Jens Spahn. He emphasizes that the situation in Germany is improving but that the pandemic is not over yet.
The RKI reported on Tuesday morning that 35.2 infections per 100,000 inhabitants had been detected in the past week. That was 35.1 on Monday and 58.4 a week ago. The reason for the first increase in three weeks is not clear.
Fewer people may have had themselves tested around Pentecost, causing the infection figures to be temporarily lower.
In Germany, almost 3.7 million infections with the coronavirus have been officially diagnosed since the start of the pandemic. In addition, 88,595 corona-related deaths have been registered.