The number of new corona cases in Germany is considerably lower than the day before.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German counterpart of the RIVM, registered 9,871 new corona infections on Monday morning. The day before, 17,176 new cases were reported, compared to about 20,472 on Saturday.
In total, the coronavirus has been diagnosed in 2,782,273 residents of Germany since the start of the pandemic. In the past 24 hours, another 43 people died from the effects of Covid-19. The coronavirus has now claimed at least 75,931 lives in Germany.
Germany is facing a significant resurgence of the coronavirus, mainly driven by the so-called British variant. However, the Berlin government and state leaders increasingly disagree on how to contain the outbreak.
The lockdown in Germany will run until April 18. Still, the decision to limit the number of social contacts around Easter with measures was withdrawn by Merkel on Wednesday after a storm of criticism.
According to the chancellor, more restrictions are needed to stop the coronavirus in time, for example, further limiting the number of allowed contacts, setting a curfew and focusing on working from home.