Germany’s COVID Danger Level Downgraded for First Time in Six Months

BERLIN — Germany’s health minister says the coronavirus risk level in the country is being downgraded from very high to high.

Minister Jens Spahn said Tuesday that the risk level was last raised on Dec. 11, but successful efforts to curb the spread of the virus have now allowed that step to be reversed.

The decision reflects the decline in new weekly cases, which now stands about 35 per 100,000 inhabitants nationwide.

Out of 412 German counties and cities, only four currently have a rate of more than 100 newly confirmed cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, a threshold that triggers tougher pandemic restrictions.

The Robert Koch Institute said it received reports of 1,785 newly confirmed COVID-19 cases Monday and 153 more deaths. Germany has reported over 86,000 COVID-19 deaths.


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