Coronavirus spread accelerates in Germany just days after social restrictions were loosened.

  • The number of people each sick person now infects – known as the reproduction rate, or R – had risen to 1.1. A value above 1 indicates the number of infections is growing.
  • The confirmed number of new coronavirus cases increased by a daily 667 to 169,218.
  • Daily death toll rose by 26 to 7,395.
  • “It is too early to infer whether the number of new infections will continue to decrease as in the past weeks or increase again.”
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