There are 3,742 Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care units (ICU) in German hospitals as of Monday, the highest since the start of the pandemic, according to the German Interdisciplinary Association for Intensive and Emergency Medicine (DIVI).
Around 57% of the ICU patients need ventilation, data from DIVI showed.
When taking into account patients admitted to ICU for other diseases, around 21,333 of the ICU beds in the country are currently occupied, leaving 6,616 beds vacant.
On Tuesday, Germany reported 13,554 new coronavirus infections in the past 24 hours -- 865 fewer than a week ago, according to the country's infectious disease agency, the Robert Koch Institute.
The country's total caseload now stands at 942,687.
In addition, 249 new virus-related fatalities were reported Tuesday, bringing the total death toll to 14,361.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel is set to discuss further measures to curb the spread of the virus in a meeting Wednesday with the leaders of Germany's 16 federal states.