(Fighting New Coronary Pneumonia) The cumulative number of confirmed cases in Germany exceeds 2.2 million, the Minister of Health says the vaccine shortage will continue for several weeks
China News Agency, Berlin, January 29 (Reporter Peng Dawei) As of the evening of the 29th local time, the cumulative number of people diagnosed with the new crown virus in Germany has exceeded 2.2 million.
German Federal Minister of Health Span predicted that the current shortage of new crown vaccine supply in Germany may continue for several weeks.
The German disease control agency announced that the number of new confirmed cases and deaths were 14,022 and 839 respectively.
According to real-time data from Germany's "Times Online", as of 20:18 on the 29th local time, a total of 2,203,587 confirmed cases, 1,898,177 cured, and 57,046 died in Germany.
As of the day, Germany had received 2216127 doses of the new crown vaccine, and 416,646 people had received the second dose.
German Health Minister Span said at a press conference in Berlin that day that Germany’s “average number of new diagnoses per 100,000 people in seven days” has fallen below 100, indicating that the current severe restrictions are taking effect.
He said that Germany has shown a positive attitude in the fight against the epidemic, which is encouraging, but "but it is not enough."
As Pfizer and BioNTech lowered their delivery of vaccines to the EU due to technical reasons, as well as whether the AstraZeneca vaccine approved by the EU on the same day was still delivered in full in the first quarter of this year, there are still differences with the EU. The bottleneck of domestic vaccine supply in Germany is still See solution.
Spang said that he can understand the public's impatient vaccination schedule, but he expects to face supply shortages for several weeks.
Preliminary demographic data released by the German Federal Statistics Office on the same day showed that the number of deaths in Germany in December last year was 106,607, a sharp increase of 24,038 compared with the four-year average for the same period in 2016-2019 (the same below), an increase of 29%.
The agency stated that this is the first time that the death toll in December in Germany has exceeded 100,000 since December 1969.
The Federal Statistical Office of Germany cited data from the Robert Koch Institute, a German disease control agency, showing that in December 2020, a total of 20043 people died after being diagnosed with the new crown virus.
The German Federal Statistics Office pointed out that the trend of the country's death toll data for the whole year of 2020 is mainly affected by factors such as the new crown epidemic, summer high temperature, and flu season.