As Germany struggles to curtail the fourth wave of the pandemic, on Wednesday, the highest number of COVID-19 deaths was recorded since February.
A total of 69,601 new infections were reported, with a death count of 527 people in 24 hours, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the national disease and control centre. This marked the highest Covid-19 daily death since February 18, when 534 fatalities were recorded.
Last week, Germany announced a nationwide lockdown for all those who have not been vaccinated, restricting them from access to most essential businesses such as supermarkets and pharmacies. In total, Germany has recorded 104,047 deaths since the outbreak of the pandemic.