Germany with more than 700 new cases of Covid-19
Berlin, Aug 5 (Prensa Latina) Germany reported today 741 new Covid-19 infections in the last 24 hours, so the country's total now exceeds 212,000 confirmed cases.
In its daily report, the Robert Koch Institute -a government agency specialized in infectious diseases- reported that the country accumulates 212 thousand 22 persons positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, of which 194 thousand 600 have recovered.
Likewise, on the last day there were 12 deaths, with which the total number of fatalities now stands at 9,168.
On the other hand, the rate of virus reproduction -known as the R value and determined from the evolution of the disease in the last 10 days- stands at 1.02, which means that a person infected infects approximately one other person.
After gaining some control over the Covid-19, Germany began gradual opening in May, and since then several outbreaks have occurred in various locations of the country.
Despite efforts to contain the spread, the German nation continues to report several hundred new cases daily, so the Marburger Bund medical association said yesterday that the country is already undergoing a second wave.
This Wednesday, the Passauer Neue Presse newspaper published the results of a study according to which the health authorities significantly increased their staff since the start of the pandemic.
In this sense, he explained that 5,900 additional officials have been mobilized to support the efforts to confront the disease, most of them from other state sectors.
These staff have been tasked with tasks such as contact tracing, coronavirus testing, and quarantine control.
On the other hand, the German Minister of Health, Jens Spahn, was optimistic today about the possibility of soon finding a vaccine against the new coronavirus.
'We have very promising candidate substances and very promising data,' he said, adding that 'if we did this in the coming months, we would have had the fastest vaccine development in human history.'
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