COVID-19 Death toll crosses 30,000 in Germany

German authorities have confirmed that more than 30,000 people have now died with Covid-19.

According to the country’s Robert Koch Institute, 348 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number to 30,126.

The news comes two days after Germany began rolling out the Pfizer/BioNTech Covid-19 vaccine.

Germany: Concerns mount over rising COVID-19 infections

Germany entered a hard lockdown earlier this month, with measures relaxed slightly over Christmas.

The country has seen more than 1.6 million cases since the pandemic began.

World over, 81.2 Million cases of Coronavirus have been recorded. The death toll currently stands at 1.7 Million.