Already in the afternoon there was a dramatic increase in new infections in many federal states: Although only seven out of 16 federal states reported their numbers,
according to calculations by me there are already more than 5000 new cases across Germany. North Rhine-Westphalia reports 2145 infections, Bavaria 1072. Rhineland-Palatinate has an all-time high with 343 infections and Hesse also has a high with 670 confirmed cases.
In Lower Saxony, too, the dynamic is high with 532 cases. Yesterday were 6638 cases reported!. Baden-Württemberg, Berlin and Bremen with higher numbers still have no numbers published. Esspecialy Baden-Württemberg has high numbers between 700-900 daily atm.
-Here as list again with German names

-Nordrhein-Westfalen (NRW): 2145
-Bayern: 1072
-Rheinland-Pfalz: 343
-Hessen :670
-Niedersachsen: 532
-Hamburg: 160
-Sachsen-Anhalt: 77

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