The number of infections increased rapidly in a day, Germany considered blockade the country

A busy street in Berlin is now deserted on March 21. Photo: Getty.
A busy street in Berlin is now deserted on March 21. Photo: Getty.

In the past 24 hours, nearly 2,000 new cases of Covid-19 have been recorded in Germany, and the number of deaths also increased by more than 12% from the previous day.

According to the Guardian, the Robert Koch Institute – the German infectious disease control agency, said that in the past 24 hours the country recorded 1,948 more cases of Covid-19, bringing the total number of people infected to 18,610 cases.

The number of deaths also increased from 46 to 55, equivalent to 12%.

The German government is considering a nationwide blockade plan – like what Italy and Spain have done to curb the spread of the virus, amid rising numbers of cases and deaths. fast every day.

Covid-19 mortality in Germany is currently at 0.3%, very low compared to the world average and dozens of times lower than the death rate in Italy. One of the reasons is attributed to the country’s medical resources.

Germany has the highest rate of intensive care beds (ICU) per 100,000 people in the EU.

Last week, two states, Bavaria and Saarland, ordered blockades of the state to prevent the corona virus from spreading. The capital still allows gatherings of 10 people or less.

The remaining states also imposed varying degrees of blockade, sparking heated debate over what was effective to prevent the virus from spreading.

Some officials have called for a unique blockade rule to be applied nationwide.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet online today with the state heads of state to discuss expanded measures to deal with the disease.