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|A woman wearing a FFP2 face mask shops at a fruit and vegetable market in Berlin on April 9, 2021 amid the ongoing coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic.(DAVID GANNON / AFP)|
The total number of infections now stands at 3,011,513, with 78,452 deaths, the institute said.
However the incidence rate over the past week, closely followed by authorities, was 136.4 per 100,000 inhabitants -- below the level for tightening Covid-19 restrictions.
Germany remains gripped by rising infection rates, despite cultural venues, restaurants and leisure facilities having been closed for months. Health authorities warned Friday that hospitals could become overwhelmed without tougher national measures.