Germany records the highest number of COVID-19 cases since April

Angela Merkel
German Chancellor Angela Merkel gives a media statement on the spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, March 22, 2020. Michel Kappeler/Pool via REUTERS

Germany has recorded 1,707 new COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours. This is the highest number since April.

The increase takes the total number of infections in Germany to 228,621 since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.

Germany has widely been seen as a model for containing the virus in Europe after implementing an early and aggressive test and trace policy.

The number of new cases reported daily has been increasing since July 20 according to Robert Koch Institute.