BERLIN — The German government has expressed concern about the rising number of COVID-19 cases in the country.
Official figures released Monday show almost 1,192 confirmed infections in the past 24 hours. The actual number is likely to be higher due to reporting delays over the weekend.
Government spokesman Steffen Seiber says “the development of the infection numbers is causing us great concern." He says that the number of cases in Germany has roughly tripled since June.
While some regions have seen few new cases, others have recorded a sharp jump.
Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled to meet Tuesday with the governors of Germany’s 16 states to discuss which measures are needed to cope with the pandemic going into the fall.
The country has managed better than many of its neighbors to contain the spread of the virus and keep the mortality rate low.
According to official figures, there have been 285,332 confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany since the start of the outbreak, and 9,460 deaths.