The German authorities have confirmed this Sunday 11,192 new coronavirus infections and 399 other deaths in the last 24 hours, although the incidence of cases continues to decrease during the last seven days. However, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency in charge of control of infectious diseases, fixes the totals of deceased and affected at 56,945 and 2,216,313, respectively.Likewise, it has stated that at the moment there are about 237,800 cases active in the country, with 75,040 detected during the last seven days; an incidence of 90.2, far from the data of last week, when it exceeded more than a hundred.
The agency has also indicated that around 9,900 people have been recovered during the last day of COVID-19, the disease caused by a new coronavirus, bringing this figure to about 1,921,700 since the beginning of the pandemic. By state, North-Rhine Westphalia continues to be the most affected, with485,893 cases and 10,784 deaths, followed by Bavaria (402.73 cases, 10,379 deceased) and Baden Wurttemberg(293,116 cases, 7,039 deaths). The capital, Berlin, registers 119,844 cases and 2,268 deaths.The Government of Germany agreed on Tuesday with the leaders of the states federated the extension of the confinement imposed by the pandemic until February.
The measure, initially scheduled for the end of January, implies the closure of restaurants, leisure facilities, and non-essential goods stores. In parallel, the German authorities decided to make use of the mask in public transport and encourage teleworking. Likewise, the German Government has banned travel from several countries affected by the SARS-CoV-2 mutations since this Saturday, according to has confirmed the German Ministry of the Interior, reports the news agency DPA. The ban, which affects airlines, trains, buses, and shipping companies, affects, in particular, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Portugal, South Africa, and Brazil.