The number of new corona infections detected in Germany in the last 24 hours has fallen slightly, after three days of increases.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM, reported 17,862 new infections on Friday morning, against 20,398 the day before.
A total of 2,106,262 people in Germany have now become infected with the virus.
The number of deceased people also fell slightly over the past 24 hours. 859 corona patients died, compared to 1013 the day before. In total, at least 50,642 people have been killed in Germany so far from the effects of Covid-19.
The German authorities announced earlier this week that the country’s hard lockdown would be extended until February 15.
Germany is also tightening up the measures with, among other things, a stricter obligation to mask the mouth.