German health officials said Monday that the country had registered 9,847 new coronavirus infections and 302 deaths in the last 24 hours.
The country’s infectious disease agency, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) noted that diminished counting at the tail end of the New Year’s holiday might be distorting the data.
The country has recorded 1,775,513 cases, with 34,574 deaths overall and 1,401,200 people who have recovered.
Meanwhile, nationwide restrictions designed to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus appear all but certain to continue.
Germany enacted sweeping closures and restrictions across the country in mid-December, tightening a partial lockdown initiated in early November that failed to reverse the country’s rising trend in infections.
The tougher lockdown is to stay in place until at least January 10 as Chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 state premiers are set to meet on Tuesday to discuss what happens after January 10th.