express– Seven-day coronavirus incidents reached 100 infections per 100,000 people on Saturday following a surge in cases in Germany. The number hit 100 after rising from 68.7 just eight days ago, the Robert Koch health institute (RKI) said. The grim milestone came a day after the German health ministry warned that “we are seeing an escalation of the situation”.
A spokesman added that the upwards trend “became visible in almost all age groups over the past week and it is to be expected that the increase in case numbers will pick up speed in the further course of autumn and winter”.
Germany recorded 86 new COVID-19 deaths on Saturday, with the country’s total toll rising to 95,077.
There were also 15,145 new infections recorded over 24 hours, the figure having risen 31 percent over the last eight days.
Germany’s DIVI intensive care association have sounded the alarm.