Germany reports 9,872 new coronavirus cases, 43 deaths in latest update

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The typically lower count on Monday is in effect today

Don’t let the figures deceive you as the situation is still rather tense in Germany, with the 7-day incidence rate climbing further to 134.4 from ~130 yesterday. Adding to that is total active cases holding around ~211,500 – the highest since 2 February.

German chancellor Merkel issued a warning over the weekend that the country must control the spread of the virus now or risk losing control – despite lockdown measures.

It is a tough situation with many states/regions also feeling the lockdown fatigue, which has been mostly in place ever since November last year. But with medical capacity also on the brink, there is little cheer as we start to look towards spring in Europe.

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