Austria, Greece and Germany have all seen pandemic record high Covid infection figures over the past few days.
In Germany, the seven-day incidence rate at a record high. The incidence rate measuring the number of new cases of coronavirus per 100,000 inhabitants in Germany reached 201.1 on Monday over the last seven days. A record level since the start of the pandemic a year and a half ago. The last record stood at 197.6, broken on December 22, 2020. While the vaccination rate in the country has stagnated under 70%, the authorities have called in recent days for the population to be vaccinated.
Le Telegramme report (in French)
Austria recorded an all-time high for new daily Covid infections, meaning more new cases were detected within a 24-hour period (9,943) than at any other point since the pandemic began. The previous daily record was 9,586 new cases, reported on November 13th 2020.
Greek Health authorities Friday announced 6,909 new infections for the 24-hour period ending 3 p.m., up on Thursday’s count of 6,808 and marking a record-high figure for the fourth time this week.