- Currently, Germany placed high restrictions on activity.
- Last WedVladimir Putin, confirmed the “complex” situation that different regions of Russia are going through due to the coronavirus and called on the local authorities to “not make up” the reality.
- The president of the RKI, Lothar Wieler, warned yesterday that the pandemic situation in Germany "remains very serious", despite having stabilized the contagion figures for the moment.
Germany and Russia recorded the highest daily numbers of positive COVID-19 cases since the start of the pandemic i.e 23,648 and 24,318, respectively. Germany recorded 1,039 more infections than last Thursday, and 106 above the record of daily infections registered a week ago, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).
The total number of positives since the first contagion was announced in the country at the end of January totals 879,564, with 13,630 deaths, 260 in the last 24 hours.
About 570,100 people have overcome the disease and the number of active cases stands at about 286,800, estimates the RKI.
The president of the RKI, Lothar Wieler, warned yesterday that the pandemic situation in Germany “remains very serious“, despite having stabilized the contagion figures for the moment.
Even so, he was ”very optimistic” that infections could fall again in a consolidated way and that next week at least a change in trend in that direction could be observed.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel, for her part, already assured that the first vaccines against the coronavirus could be authorized in the European Union (EU) by December or early 2021 and that immunization could begin shortly thereafter.
Currently, Germany has put in place restrictions that include the ban of nightlife, sports in closed places, and cultural life for at least the whole of November, with the commitment to keep schools and nurseries open as much as possible.
Situation in Russia
For its part, Russia has once again registered a new record of COVID-19 infections, with 24,318 cases detected in 85 Russian regions, according to health authorities.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, 2,039,926 people have contracted the disease in the country and 35,311 died from the virus.
Of the total number of new infections reported in the last 24 hours, 5,923 (24.4%) are asymptomatic. On the last day, 461 people died and 24,758 patients were discharged.
In Moscow, the main focus of the disease in Russia, the number of new cases also set a record, with 6,902 positives.
According to Antonina Ploskíreva, deputy director of the Center for Epidemiology Research of the Russian supervisory body Rospotrebnadzor, there is ” a definite trend at the beginning of the stabilization (of the epidemiological situation) in Russia .”
However, he warned that “it is still early” to affirm that the situation has stabilized. He explained that the stabilization phase is an oscillating process, characterized by high and low levels of infection.
Last Wednesday, the country’s president, Vladimir Putin, confirmed the “complex” situation that different regions of Russia are going through due to the coronavirus and called on the local authorities to “not make up” the reality.
COVID-19 is a serious disease that is caused by a novel coronavirus named SARS-CoV-2. It’s Symptoms include coughing, high temperature, and shortness of breath.