Germany sees 6,638 daily virus cases, highest since start of pandemic

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BERLIN, Oct 15, 2020 (BSS/AFP) – New cases of coronavirus infections in
Germany have soared to 6,638 in the past 24 hours, official data showed
Thursday, reaching a daily level not seen since the start of the pandemic.

The alarming jump in numbers came just hours after Chancellor Angela
Merkel met with the leaders of Germany’s 16 federal states to agree tougher
restrictions designed to slow the spread of the contagion.

The highest number of new cases previously recorded in one day was 6,294,
on March 28, according to figures from the Robert Koch Institute disease
control centre.