MADRID, 30 (EUROPA PRESS)
The new coronavirus pandemic that originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left in the last 24 hours in Germany 11,169 new cases and 125 deaths, compared to 14,611 infections and 158 deaths the previous day, according to the balance published this Monday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German government agency in charge of the control of infectious diseases.
With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,053,869 infected people and 16,248 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, the figure rises to 739,100 people cured, including 16,800 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.
On Sundays and Mondays, the number of cases registered in the daily balance is lower than on other days of the week because, according to the RKI, fewer samples are taken during the weekend and, therefore, fewer tests are done usually.
The German regions most affected by the pandemic are North Rhine-Westphalia (260,646 cases and 3,435 deaths), Bavaria (207,159 infected and 3,801 deaths) and Baden-Württemberg (149,318 positives and 2,715 fatalities). In Berlin the balance rises to 64,220 infected people and 553 deaths.
On November 27, Germany became the twelfth country in the world with more than a million infected people, after the United States, India, Brazil, France, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
In this context, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to give encouragement to German citizens and appealed to their responsibility in her weekly message last Saturday, arguing that each person “can do something” to stop the pandemic, using mask and respecting hygienic-sanitary safety measures.
“We have come a long way,” said the head of the Berlin government. Recognizing that a lot has happened since the pandemic began, Merkel recalled that at the beginning of the year it was necessary to deal with a virus that was then practically unknown.
“Today we know much more about the forms of infection, the possibilities to protect ourselves, the symptoms and the treatment options,” he said. In addition, he stressed that the coronavirus vaccines are being developed in record time and that we will not have to wait until the last moment to have them but that they will be available in “a probable future” thanks to the efforts of researchers.
“If this pandemic has something completely good, it is this: it shows that humans are capable when we put our minds to it, when we act with perseverance and creativity, when we cross borders and work together,” he stressed.
The chancellor said that the challenge is not only for scientists but for all citizens. “No, all of us can do something. Everyone can do something,” he said, referring to measures to avoid infections, such as the use of masks, social distance or ventilation in closed spaces.
Merkel said that before this crisis it was unthinkable that billions of euros would be allocated in aid against the pandemic. “But we do it because no one can avoid the fact that the pandemic has created problems for him,” he explained.
The Chancellor asked the German population to continue to comply with the rules to avoid infections during the Christmas period. “Because we will experience that it has been worth it. Because all together we will be stronger than the virus,” he concluded.