German health authorities have recorded the highest number of new corona infections in a day since the start of the pandemic, the Robert Koch Institute for Disease Control (RKI) reported on Wednesday.
There were 39,676 new cases on Tuesday, more than the previous record set last Friday. Then 37,120 new infections were registered. A week earlier, that number was 20,398.
The number of deaths in Germany also increased on Tuesday, the health institute said. According to the new data, 236 deaths were recorded in Germany, up from 194 daily deaths a week ago.