The German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), said on Wednesday, the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 145,694, with a total of 4,879 deaths reported.
Cases increased by 2,237 in Germany, a 1.6% rise – picking-up pace from Tuesday’s 1.3% increase. The death toll rose sharply by 281 vs. 194 seen a day before.
The increase in the daily news infections to the highest in three days and jump in the death count re-ignites concerns over the virus situation, as Germany seeks to gradually ease lockdown restrictions and reopen its economy in the coming weeks.
The euro pays little heed to the downbeat German stats, with EUR/USD challenging lows near 1.0845 levels.