That is the highest daily case count since 8 January
Total active cases across the country also climbs to ~257,900 – the highest since 25 January – as the 7-day incidence rate keeps higher at 160.1.
This continues to reflect a worsening virus trend, as suggested by the increase in the 7-day incidence rate over the past few weeks. As long as that keeps up, German authorities will find it tough to consider relaxing virus restrictions in Q2.
For now, expect tougher measures to kick into place until early May at least.
In terms of healthcare capacity, there were 4,680 (-8) virus patients requiring intensive care as of yesterday with there being 2,864 (12%) intensive care beds still available.