The number of new corona infections detected in Germany in the last 24 hours has doubled from the day before.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported nearly 16,000 new cases on Wednesday morning.
On Tuesday morning, the RKI reported 7485 new cases. With the new figures from Wednesday, the total number of confirmed corona infections in Germany comes to 2,690,523.
At least 248 people died in Germany from the effects of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours. This brings the total official death toll from the pandemic to 75,212.
On the night from Monday to Tuesday, Chancellor Angela Merkel and the state prime ministers decided that Germany’s lockdown would be extended until April 18.
The authorities also decided that the number of social contacts around Easter should be limited.