The new coronavirus pandemic claimed more than 100,000 lives in a European power. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported this Thursday that to date, 100,119 people have died from Covid-19 from the beginning of the emergency. In the last day there were 351 deaths from the virus.
The RKI specified that In the last 24 hours, 75,961 infections were observed of SARS-CoV-2 disease. The incidence rate in German territory reached a new record of 419.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. In parallel, the authorities are alert for the saturation of the health system.
On Monday the head of the German federation of intensive care physicians Gernot Marx said that hospitals in some states face “an acute overload.” The next Social Democratic Chancellor Olaf Scholz acknowledged that “the situation is serious”, weeks after the new government takes office.
German wave reports that Scholz said Germany had to evaluate a possible “extension” of the obligation to be vaccinated. Currently complete immunization is maintained in the army and in health and care facilities. For now the debate is that it applies to citizenship.
The Museum of Sepulchral Culture of Kassel proposes to commemorate the deceased. Its director Dirk Pöschmann commented that “we should think about the 100,000 dead, but also in those who died of loneliness in the first wave. Or in those who died because cancer treatment had to be postponed ”.