Last Friday, 12,908 new infections and 855 deaths were recorded. The maximum number of infections was registered on December 18, with 33,777 new contagions in one day and the mortality rate, on January 14, with 1,244 deaths.

The number of positive cases since the announcement of the first contagion in the country, on January 27, 2020, reached 2,320,093, 2,101,000 people have already recovered, and 64,191 deaths were recorded by covid-19.

In Germany, there are currently 155,100 active cases of SARS-CoV-2

In the country, the cumulative incidence in seven days is 62.2 cases per 100 thousand inhabitants - compared to 79.9 on Friday of last week - and new infections totaled 51,696 in one week.

On January 28, the cumulative incidence fell below 100 for the first time since the end of October and, on Tuesday, it dropped below 75 in three months.

The country's peak incidence was recorded on December 22, with 197.6 new infections per 100,000 inhabitants in one week.

The German Government's goal in recent months has been to lower the incidence to less than 50 in a sustainable way, a level that it considers necessary to be able to redo all contagion chains.

Angela Merkel and the heads of state governments agreed on Wednesday to extend until March 7 the restrictions on public life that had been in place since the beginning of November and were reinforced in mid-December.

The number of patients with covid-19 in intensive care units on Thursday dropped to 3,675 (minus 61), of which 2,055 (minus 40 people compared to Wednesday) needed assisted breathing, according to data from the German Interdisciplinary Association Intensive Care and Emergency Medicine (DIVI).

The reproduction factor (R) that takes infections into account over a seven-day interval is 0.85 in Germany as a whole, which means that for every 100 infected people infect an average of 85 people.

Since December 26, the number of people who have received at least the first dose of any of the three vaccines available against covid-19 in Germany has risen to 2,490,423, which corresponds to a 3.0% share, while 1,178. 725 people (1.4%) have already taken the second dose.