The numbers of coronavirus continues to rise globally, and the number of infections in Germany has now risen to over 10,000.
Germany has recorded 10,999 cases of the novel coronavirus, with the number of new reported infections rising by 2,801 in a single day.
Twenty people have died from the viral infection, data from the disease control agency Robert Koch Institute (RKI) showed.
North Rhine-Westphalia remains the worst-hit state, with 3,033 COVID-19 cases, up 661 from a day ago.
The data is compiled from regional authorities of cases tested for the virus. But depending on an individual state’s policies, many other possible cases may not have been tested because they show only mild symptoms or have not been in contact with a known case.
With the contagion showing no signs of abating authorities have ordered schools closed, non-essential shops shut and made repeated calls for Germans to stay home.
With the pleas appearing to fall on the deaf ears of some, two small Bavarian villages have imposed a lockdown.
Leaders in bigger cities and regions have also warned that they may be forced to take tougher action.