By Lilian Ogbonna, For Agenda Watchdog, April 15, 2020
(AGENDAWATCHDOG) – Germany today announced its highest daily death toll from COVID-19 as 285 fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours. The 285 new deaths – surpassing the previous record of 266 last Friday – bring the total from 2,969 to 3,254, an increase of 9.6 per cent.
The spike in deaths comes despite a slowing infection rate which has prompted scientific advisers to call for a re-opening of schools ‘as soon as possible’. Experts warn that the time lag between infection and death means a country’s death figures may continue to worsen even once the number of cases slows down.
In addition, many countries have had inflated figures at the start of the week because of a weekend backlog, a problem which may have been exacerbated by the long Easter weekend.