Do be reminded that there is the weekend effect when it comes to the latest figures above for Germany
And it will also be a long weekend as a matter of fact with Whit Monday being observed today. That said, the figures – even for a weekend reporting period – are relatively low so that is encouraging, alongside the lower 7-day incidence rate at 62.5.
The notable news from Germany over the weekend was that the government designated the UK as a ‘virus variant’ region, hence requiring anyone entering the country from the UK to quarantine for two weeks upon arrival.
In terms of healthcare capacity, there were 3,477 (-117) virus patients requiring intensive care as of 21 May with there being 3,044 (13%) intensive care beds still available.