German authorities identified a single-day high of 6,638 new coronavirus cases, according to data published Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the country's disease control and prevention agency.
To date, more than 341,000 Covid-19 infections have been identified in Germany since the pandemic began, killing at least 9,710 people. Another 33 Covid-19 deaths were recorded in the past 24 hours, according to the RKI.
A spike in Europe: Thursday marked the highest number of cases identified in a day in Germany since March 28. It is just one of many countries in Europe fighting to contain new outbreaks of Covid-19.
Thousands of cases are being identified in France, where authorities in several cities have begun enacting curfews in an attempt to limit the virus' spread. Numbers are also soaring in the United Kingdom and Italy.