Germany set a new record with 1,244 dead with or by covid-19 in 24 hours, after the previous maximum of 1,188 last Friday, while the number of new daily infections amounted to 25,164, according to data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) of virology, updated last midnight. The number of positives since the first contagion was made known in the country amounts to 1,978,590 and that of fatalities to 43,881.
In Germany as a whole, the cumulative incidence in the last seven days stands at 151.2 cases per 100,000 inhabitants and new infections totaled 125,749 in the last week. The peak of incidence had been registered on December 22 with 197.6 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in a week.
Also in the UK and USA
The United Kingdom and the United States also went through their worst day of the pandemic in terms of death toll yesterday.
The UK reported 1,564 new deaths from coronavirus, the highest daily figure since the pandemic began. Yesterday, 47,425 new infections of covid-19 were detected in the country, about 2,000 more than the previous day, although below the record of 68,053 infections that were reported on January 8.
A total of 84,767 people have died so far in the United Kingdom from the coronavirus, according to official figures from the British Government, which only include those patients who died in a period of 28 days after having tested positive.
Although in the last week the number of cases detected daily has dropped slightly, the number of deaths has increased by 54.7% in seven days.
23 million cases
In the US, where there have already been 23 million cases, yesterday there were about 4,500 deaths from covid-19 in one day. The United States continues to record sad records in the midst of the worsening pandemic around the world, including in China, where tens of millions of people are once again confined.
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