Germany has recorded its second highest daily death toll from Covid-19, according to its national agency for disease control and prevention.
The Robert Koch Institute said Wednesday that a further 1,019 people had died, bringing the total fatality count to 36,537.
The all-time high daily death toll was reported on December 30 when 1,129 fatalities were recorded.
An additional 21,237 people were registered as having coronavirus, bringing the total number of cases in Germany to 1,808,647.
The spiraling numbers come a day after Germany's government announced plans to extend the country's national lockdown until the end of the month.
The lockdown was due to end on January 10.
Germany will also further tighten restrictions on movement and contact in order to curb cases.