Germany warns of ‘escalation’ in Covid cases

  |  Saturday, October 23rd, 2021 |  5:46 pm

Germany’s health ministry has said that the country is seeing a surge in coronavirus infections and warned that the situation is likely to worsen as winter approaches, reports Reuters.

“With the rising infection numbers we are seeing an escalation of the situation,” health ministry spokesman Oliver Ewald told reporters in Berlin.

The concern comes a day after Germany’s Robert Koch health institute (RKI) said in its weekly report that seven-day coronavirus incidence rates had been rising since the end of September.

Germany has recorded 19,572 new coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours, according to the RKI, up 70 per cent a week earlier.