Germany has recorded another daily high in new coronavirus infections, according to the country’s center for disease control, the Robert Koch Institute.
The country reported 7,334 new infections in 24 hours, about 700 more than the previous day, when 6,638 cases were recorded.
There were 24 new deaths on Thursday, bringing the total number of virus-related fatalities in Germany to 9,734.
In another worrying sign for the European country, the number of patients requiring intensive medical care is also on the rise.
On Thursday, 655 patients were in ICUs with 329 patients requiring a ventilator, official data showed. A week earlier, 487 were in intensive care.
It comes as countries across Europe are tightening restrictions following a surge in Covid-19 case numbers.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Wednesday that tighter restrictions will be imposed in coronavirus hotspots, saying she felt "uneasy" about the "exponential growth" in the country's coronavirus cases.
The World Health Organization's technical lead for coronavirus, Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, said on Thursday that, "About 80% of countries across the European regions are seeing a growth" in Covid-19 cases.
"We are certainly seeing a very concerning situation across Europe, where we're seeing a resurgence. We're seeing an increase in transmission in a large number of countries across the region," Van Kerkhove told CNN's Alisyn Camerota.
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