Germany’s confirmed cases up 22,609

BERLIN (XINHUA) – Germany’s confirmed COVID-19 cases rose by 22,609 to 855,916, said the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the federal government agency for disease control and prevention, yesterday.

Meanwhile, the national death toll from the disease rose by 251 to 13,370, the RKI added. The country entered a partial lockdown in November in reaction to the second COVID-19 wave and rising infection numbers.

On Wednesday, German lawmakers voted by a majority to amend legislation that will strengthen the government’s ability to issue restrictions by decree in response to the pandemic, according to the German Press Agency.