The number of new corona deaths in Germany has been considerably lower in the past 24 hours than on Sunday. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported 217 deaths on Monday, against 349 a day earlier.
A total of 52,087 people have died in Germany from the effects of Covid-19 since the coronavirus outbreak. At least 2,141,665 people were also infected with the virus. The RKI reported 6,729 new infections on Monday, compared to 12,257 on Saturday.
That there is a decline around the weekend and then an increase in the number of cases as the week goes on is a common pattern in Germany.
The authorities have declared a strict lockdown to prevent further spread, and border closures are not ruled out.
In Germany, catering establishments, cinemas, theatres and sports locations had to close in November. A month later, schools and non-essential stores also followed suit. Those restrictions will remain in effect until mid-February.
The Brazilian variant of the coronavirus was first diagnosed in Germany on Friday. An official from Hesse’s state has said that the infected person in question arrived in Frankfurt from Brazil on Thursday.