(Fighting against New Coronary Pneumonia) Germany added more than 160,000 new diagnoses in a single day, and the cumulative number of confirmed diagnoses exceeded 9 million

  China News Agency, Berlin, January 26 (Reporter Peng Dawei) The number of new confirmed cases of new coronavirus infection in a single day announced by the German CDC on the 26th exceeded 160,000 for the first time.

As of that day, the cumulative number of confirmed infections in the country has exceeded 9 million.

In the context of the increasingly serious new crown epidemic, the German parliament officially held a debate on the same day about whether to introduce a mandatory vaccination order.

  The German disease control agency Robert Koch Institute announced on the 26th that the number of new diagnoses and the number of new deaths were 164,000 and 166, respectively.

As of that day, a total of 9,035,795 people have been diagnosed and 117,126 people have died.

Among them, the country’s official “number of newly confirmed cases per 100,000 people in seven days” (incidence rate index), which is officially used to monitor the severity of the epidemic, rose to 940.6 on the same day, which has refreshed the extreme value since the epidemic in the past two weeks.

The number of patients requiring intensive care in the ICU decreased by 33 from the previous day to a total of 2,363.

As of that day, a total of 163 million doses of the new crown vaccine have been vaccinated in Germany, and a total of 61.2 million people have been fully vaccinated, accounting for 73.6% of the country's total population; 42.6 million people have received booster shots, accounting for 51.3% of the total population.

  The vaccination mandate, which has been debated for a long time in German politics and people since 2021, has officially become a topic of debate in the German parliament on the 26th.

On the same day, the German Bundestag held a debate on the issue for the first time.

Although many MPs expressed support for mandatory vaccination against the new crown for all adults over the age of 18, many MPs supported the adoption of the "middle way", that is, requiring only those over the age of 50 to be obliged to be vaccinated, and some MPs were firmly opposed to this plan.

  German media analysis pointed out that for German Chancellor Scholz, who wants to push Congress to pass the bill, the main obstacle in front of him is that the Liberal Democratic Party, which is also in the ruling coalition, has not given the "universal inoculation of adults" that he hopes to introduce. "This version of the bill is unconditionally supported so that it will not be able to get the majority needed to pass the bill in the Bundestag.

  The Bundestag is expected to hold its first reading of the bill in mid-February and is expected to hold a vote in March, according to Deutsche Welle.