Coronavirus infections on the rise again in Germany

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Cases of the coronavirus are rising in Germany again, the country’s health officials reported on Wednesday, while the number of deaths from the virus is declining.

The official disease control body, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), put new infections over the past day at 985 in the early hours of Wednesday.

The figure a week ago was 808.

The RKI said 48 people had died over the past 24 hours, down from 56 a week ago.

The data came amid rising concern over the spread of the Delta variant of COVID-19, which was seen as more infectious.

German political leaders were nevertheless urging for restrictions to be wound down, as all adults would have been offered a vaccination by September latest.