Germany reported 1,045 new Covid-19 cases in the past day, according to the country's center for disease control -- the first time daily cases have topped 1,000 in three months.
The last time Germany saw more than 1,000 new infections in a single day was May 9.
The German government has voiced concern over a recent spike in infections across the country, and urged citizens to follow pandemic rules like social distancing, mask wearing and sanitizing more closely.
At the same time, the government also said it believes travelers returning from abroad are another source of infections, and has begun free testing of all arrivals into the country.
Schools reopening: The spike comes as Germany begins the process of reopening schools as summer break comes to an end.
On Thursday, students in the city-state of Hamburg will return to classes. Like most other states in Germany, Hamburg has made wearing masks mandatory in communal areas in school buildings, but not during lessons in classrooms