In Germany, 1,311 new corona infections were registered in the past 24 hours, a slight increase from the number reported on Wednesday.
Then, 1,256 new cases had been diagnosed in the last 24 hours.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German equivalent of the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), reports that 246,166 people have been diagnosed with the contagious lung virus since the outbreak began.
The death toll in Germany rose in the past 24 hours with eight deaths. This brings the total number of corona deaths in the eastern neighbours to 9321.