The number of new cases of infection with coronavirus in Germany for the first time exceeded the mark of 100 000 in one day.
About this writes Spiegel, reports "European Truth".
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported Wednesday morning that the number of new cases of infection in the last 24 hours was 112,323. The previous day the value was 74,405, a week ago it was 80,430.
The seven-day incidence rate rose to 584.4 per 100,000 people. This is the sixth consecutive day with a new high. Tuesday's value was 553.2 and 407.5 a week ago.
The RKI also recorded 239 new coronavirus-related deaths. This brings the total number of reported deaths in Germany to 116,081.
Health Minister Karl Lauterbach says he expects the wave of the Omicron variant to peak in Germany in a few weeks.
"I think we will reach the peak of the wave in mid-February, and then the number of cases may go down again, but we haven't reached the peak yet," he said.