MADRID, 3 Dic. (EUROPA PRESS) –
The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left 22,046 new cases and 479 deaths in Germany in the last 24 hours, compared to 17,270 infections and 487 deaths the previous day, according to data published this Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German government agency in charge of the control of infectious diseases.
With the new data, the balance of the pandemic in German territory amounts to 1,106,789 infected people and 17,602 fatalities. In terms of recoveries, the figure rises to 800,000 people cured, including 20,400 who have been discharged in the last 24 hours.
The German regions most affected by the pandemic are North Rhine-Westphalia (272,026 cases and 3,721 deaths), Bavaria (217,949 infected and 4,057 deaths) and Baden-Württemberg (155,941 positives and 2,883 fatalities). In Berlin the balance rises to 67,264 infected people and 618 deaths.
On November 27, Germany became the twelfth country in the world with more than a million infected people, after the United States, India, Brazil, France, Russia, Spain, the United Kingdom, Italy, Argentina, Colombia and Mexico.
In this context, German Chancellor Angela Merkel tried to encourage German citizens and appealed to their responsibility in her weekly video message broadcast on Saturday, arguing that each person “can do something” to stop the pandemic. , using a mask and respecting the hygienic-sanitary safety measures.
“We have come a long way,” said the head of the Berlin government. Recognizing that since the pandemic began, many things have happened, Merkel recalled that at the beginning of the year it was necessary to deal with a virus that was then virtually unknown.
“Today we know much more about the forms of infection, the possibilities of protecting ourselves, the symptoms and the treatment options,” he said. In addition, he stressed that the coronavirus vaccines are being developed in record time and that we will not have to wait until the last moment to have them but that they will be available in “a probable future” thanks to the efforts of researchers.
“If this pandemic has something completely good, it is this: it shows that humans are capable when we put our minds to it, when we act with perseverance and creativity, when we cross borders and work together,” he stressed.
The chancellor said that the challenge is not only for scientists but for all citizens. “No, all of us can do something. Everyone can do something,” he said, referring to measures to avoid infections, such as the use of masks, social distance or ventilation in closed spaces.
Merkel said that before this crisis it was unthinkable that billions of euros would be allocated in aid against the pandemic. “But we do it because no one can avoid the fact that the pandemic has created problems for him,” he explained.
The Chancellor asked the German population to continue to comply with the rules to avoid infections during the Christmas period. “Because we will experience that it has been worth it. Because all together we will be stronger than the virus,” he concluded.