Germany’s Covid incident toll of one day has exceeded 50,000. This is the result of politicians meeting to discuss possible winter lockdown measures. 

Robert Koch Institute reported 50,196 cases of new infections on Thursday. That’s an increase from the 33,949 daily instances a week prior. It was hours after one top virologist in America warned about 100,000 winter deaths if there is no response.

Christian Drosten from the Charite Universität Hospital Berlin said that vaccinations must be increased quickly in order to stop catastrophes such as hospitals closing routine services to care for Covid patients.

Olaf Scholz will soon be appointed the next Chancellor. He said that today’s meeting with leaders of states would discuss Covid reform. 

Pictured: Graphs showing the seven-day average new coronavirus cases (top) and deaths (bottom) in Germany since the start of the pandemic. The 39,676 cases registered by the Robert Koch Institute on Wednesday surpassed the previous daily record of 37,120 new cases reported Friday. The seven-day average cases is now higher than at any point in the pandemic

Pictured are graphs that show the average number of coronavirus deaths in Germany over the past seven days. On Wednesday, the Robert Koch Institute registered 39,676 new coronavirus cases, surpassing Friday’s record of 37.120 cases. This is the highest number of cases in seven days since any time during the pandemic.

Germany's national disease control centre today reported a record-high number of daily Covid-19 cases (pictured: a doctor administers a Covid vaccine to a 13-year-old boy in Berlin, Germany, November 2, 2021)

Germany’s national disease control centre today reported a record-high number of daily Covid-19 cases (pictured: a doctor administers a Covid vaccine to a 13-year-old boy in Berlin, Germany, November 2, 2021)

Scholz said, “What’s needed is the country to come together in one direction.”

“It’s very, very important to take all measures necessary to protect the health and well-being of citizens in our country.

Germany has vaccinated approximately 67% of its citizens against Covid. This is about the same as in the UK.

The country still lags behind in its use of booster shots. The UK has already administered over 11 million booster doses and is now offering them to all 50-plus.

Germany is offering shots only to 60-year-olds and less than 3 million shots, even though it has a greater overall population.

Jens Spahn, Health Minister, stated this week that all boosters would eventually become available for everyone. However, he has not yet provided a timeline. 

Scholz is being criticized for his silence regarding the German outbreak. Detractors claim that Scholz was focused more on his party’s attempt to form a coalition government than he was on the actual crisis.

Drosten, Wednesday’s guest speaker at the United Nations General Assembly, stressed the urgent nature of the crisis and highlighted the strain being felt in the hospitals. 

He said, “We are in a serious emergency now.” “We must act immediately.” 

According to government figures, Covid-19 was responsible for the deaths of approximately 96,963 Germans since the beginning of the pandemic.  

Drosten said he expects ‘a very strenuous winter’ if vaccinations do not pick up quickly, and said the German government would need to consider measures ‘that we actually hoped to have behind us’.

He said, “We probably have to control infection activity once again using contact measures, not likely, but certain.” 

Would-be Chancellor Olaf Scholz (pictured today) said he would meet with state leaders to discuss a set of new restrictions to 'get through the winter' amid the rise in cases.

Olaf Scholz today, would-be chancellor of the Bundesbank (pictured today), stated that he was going to meet with the state leaders and discuss new restrictions in order to “get through the winter” amid an increase in the number of cases.

Christian Drosten, head of virology at Berlin's Charite University Hospital (pictured, file photo) warned yesterday that Germany could see 100,000 new deaths from Covid-19 if the government does not impose new contact restrictions to stem the spread of the virus

Christian Drosten is the head of virus research at Berlin’s Charite University Hospital. (Photo: File photo). He warned yesterday that Germany may see another 100,000 people die from Covid-19.

Germany is not like other European countries and has refused to mandate vaccinations for certain workers.

The country is still struggling to convince more people to take shots. 

Drosten stated that despite being in a dire situation, 15 million people could and should be vaccinated. 

After the September Federal Election, Germany now has a temporary national government.

Expected to form next government, the parties plan to introduce legislation in this week’s session that would allow an expiration of an “epidemic situation with national scope” since March 2020 and establish a new legal framework that allows for the instituting of coronavirus actions.

The country follows the same regional guidelines as during previous pandemics.

Many places prohibit people from accessing indoor events and facilities if they have received positive test results or have had their Covid-19 vaccination.

The rules may not be strictly enforced.

In recent days, several hospitals stated that they were working hard again and that their intensive care units are so full with Covid patients they can’t admit any new patients.

According to Charite Hospital, Tuesday’s cancellation was necessary due to the high number of Covid-caring staff. Most of the patients who have been admitted so far aren’t vaccinated, according to officials.

Drosten said that broad national Covid restrictions may face challenges in court. He also stated that people who get booster vaccines (jabbed 3 times) are the best long term solution. 

Pictured: A woman passes a coronavirus test center in Berlin, November 9 2021. The 39,676 cases registered by Germany's Robert Koch Institute surpassed the previous daily record of 37,120 new cases reported Friday

Pictured: Woman passes coronavirus testing center in Berlin on November 9, 2021. Germany’s Robert Koch Institute registered 39,676 new cases, surpassing the 37,120 cases that were reported on Friday.

Drosten stated that you could get booster vaccines in place of restrictions on contact. “That’s something I also believe in. 

He raised concerns about the entry requirements into certain venues. These are known as 2G or 3G in Germany. 3G allows vaccinated (geimpft), recovered (genesen) and negative tested people (getestet) entry into venues such as restaurants and bars. 

However, Drosten said that 3G could lead to an unvaccinated person catching the virus from a vaccinated person.

The more restrictive 2G option – vaccinated (geimpft) and recovered (genesen) – could close the door to the ‘back door’ testing option, he said, but as vaccinated people are still able to pass on the virus, ‘the virus will simply come into the home.’

The virologist also criticised plans by the government-in-waiting to bring back free testing as a means to avoid new lockdowns.

He stated that testing was being done to provide an emergency stop for the wave. “But it won’t enough. He stated that it was necessary to reach all those not yet vaccinated in order to “close the gaps”.