German COVID cases at record high

GERMAN COVID cases reach record high and the lockdown sparked stockpile shopping of toilet paper, hand sanitiser and baking ingredients ahead of new lockdown measures.

Data released on Thursday, November 5, from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases, showed cases had increased by 19,990 to 596,583.

Statistics Office data showed that ahead of the new partial lockdown, which took effect from November 2, toilet paper sales in the week beginning October 19 were 139% above the average for the pre-crisis months of August 2019 to January 2020.

Disinfectant purchases also rose by 104% over pre-crisis levels in the last week of October.

German shoppers have also stocked up on baking ingredients, with sales of flour up 101% from pre-crisis levels, while yeast and sugar rose 74% and 63% respectively.

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Matthew Roscoe

Originally from the UK, Matthew is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for The Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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