German authorities have identified fewer than 500 new corona infections for the first time since August last year.
The RKI health institute, the counterpart of the Dutch RIVM, announced on Monday morning that 346 people had tested positive in the previous 24 hours.
According to news agency DPA, the last time the RKI registered fewer than 500 infections in a 24-hour period was on August 10. The daily corona figures are more often low on Mondays. That’s because it’s quieter on the test streets on weekends.
Germany also reported another milestone last weekend. The number of corona patients in intensive care fell below 1000 for the first time in eight months, medical professional organization DIVI reported. There were still more than 5000 patients at the height of the corona crisis.
Fewer and fewer new infections have been reported in Germany since April. This is probably because more and more Germans are being vaccinated against the virus.