In the midst of the summer wave, the German COVID-19 incidence rate exceeds 500.

The number of daily COVID-19 infections increased to 119,360 on Thursday . The share of BA.5 in Germany doubled to around 24 percent within a week .

Berlin, Germany, June 23 (Xinhua): According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases, Germany's seven-day COVID-19 incidence rate increased to 533 infections per 100,000 inhabitants on Thursday, up from 489 on the previous day.The RKI says the number of daily COVID-19 infections increased to 119,360 on Thursday after hitting 100,000 new infections within 24 hours earlier this month.The share of BA.5 in Germany doubled to around 24 percent within a week.During a press conference on Thursday, Health Minister Karl Lauterbach said we are in for a tough fall.

According to the Ministry of Health, these include vaccines that have been modified to the Omicron form.In addition, vaccination gaps must be filled.Around 69.4 million adults in Germany age 18 and over are vaccinated against COVID-19.According to official statistics, 78 percent of people have already received one booster vaccine, while 8 percent have already received two booster doses.

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