In Germany, the coronavirus has been diagnosed in an additional 15,352 people in the past 24 hours.
That is an increase of more than 3,000 compared to the number reported on Monday. Record numbers of new infections were reported several times last week.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German equivalent of the RIVM, the total number of corona infections now stands at 560,379.
The death toll has risen by 131 to 10,661.
A partial lockdown has been in effect in Germany since Monday. All catering businesses are closed, as are hairdressers, beauty salons, gyms and cultural institutions.