Germany reports its highest number of new COVID-19 cases since April.
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German authorities reported 2,034 cases over the past 24 hours, the highest number since April. The total number of cases now have risen to 232,000 since the pandemic began. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported seven dead om Saturday putting the death toll to 9,267.
The cases continued to increase in Germany since July. The surge in cases is thought to be have been caused by the reopening of schools. Around 41 schools in Berlin reported students and teachers infected with virus, after only two weeks of reopening. Hundreds of students are in quarantine.
Mass gatherings will remain in place in the country till the end of October. The Chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel said that she does not plan to relax restrictions due to the spike in cases.
Merkel criticized the implementation of different rules across the country, which she believes that ‘people simply don’t understand’ why they can do some things in one city and not in another.