Germany Forecasts a Peak in COVID-19 Cases by Mid-February

The number of coronavirus infections in Germany is expected to rise for many weeks before peaking next month, according to Germany’s health minister.

“The wave will climax probably around mid-February,” Karl Lauterbach told German public television ZDF late Wednesday.

While hospitalization rates are now low, Lauterbach cautioned that clinics may face a severe strain in the coming weeks, adding that the percentage of persons over 50 who aren’t vaccinated in Germany is substantially greater than in other European nations like as Italy and the United Kingdom.

In the last 24 hours, Germany’s disease control agency recorded 133,536 new COVID-19 cases, including 234 fatalities.

According to research, Omicron is less likely to induce serious disease than the prior delta version. Omicron spreads faster than other coronavirus strains and has already taken hold in a number of nations. It also infects persons who have been vaccinated or have been infected by previous versions of the virus more easily.

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