Coronavirus pandemic not over, German health minister warns
Germany’s health minister warned Friday that the coronavirus pandemic isn’t over yet, noting that the country is still seeing record infections and high numbers of deaths.
The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s disease control agency, reported 210,743 newly confirmed cases of COVID-19 and 226 deaths in the past 24 hours. Officials say laboratory data suggests there may be a large number of undetected cases.
“We need to be careful not to think that the pandemic is over,” Health Minister Karl Lauterbach told reporters in Berlin.
A subtype of the omicron variant, dubbed BA.2, could lead to a further rise in cases, he said.
Lauterbach urged Germany’s 16 states not to relax restrictions faster than recently agreed.
Source: Read Full Article