On Wednesday last week, 3 February, new infections totalled 9,705 and deaths 975.

The peak number of infections in Germany was recorded on 18 December with 33,777 new infections in one day, and the number of deaths on 14 January with 1,244.

The number of positives since the announcement of the first contagion in the country on 27 January last year totals 2,299,996 - of which 2,073,100 are recovered patients - and 62,969 deaths.

There are currently 164,300 active cases.

In Germany, the cumulative incidence continues to decline, standing at 68.0 cases per 100,000 population, down from 82.9 in the previous week, and new infections totalled 56,547 in one week.

The incidence fell in Germany on 9 February for the first time in three months, below 75 new infections, to 72.8. The German government's goal is to achieve a sustainable decrease in incidence below 50.

The number of patients with Covid-19 in intensive care units on 9 February was 3,846, of whom 2,130 required assisted ventilation, according to data from the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI).

The reproduction factor (R) that takes into account infections within a seven-day interval is 0.82 in Germany, meaning that every 100 infected infect an average of 82 other people.

Since 26 December, the number of people who have received the first dose of any of the three available Covid-19 vaccines in Germany has risen to 2,344,802, corresponding to a 2.8 percent share, while 1,024,631 people - 1.2 percent - have already obtained the second dose.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and regional heads of government will decide on 10 February whether to extend the restrictive measures currently in place in Germany until next Sunday, 14 February.

On 9 February, the German Chancellor was in favour of extending until at least 1 March the restrictive measures in place in Germany due to the Covid-19 disease pandemic.