“The vaccination campaign is progressing rapidly,” Spahn said during a news conference.
He explained that “more than every other German has been vaccinated at least once, that is, 50.1 percent or 41.5 million people”.
According to the minister, about six months after the vaccination campaign began, 29.6% of the population, or about a third of the 82 million population, had been fully vaccinated.
After a slow start, the vaccination campaign in Germany has gained momentum, especially thanks to more vaccine delivery approved by the European Union.
The federal health minister also confirmed that all adults living in Germany will have the opportunity to receive the first dose by the end of July.
Meanwhile, SPAN also called for surveillance, as the most infectious delta variant initially discovered in India is likely to become the most common SARS-CoV-2 variant in Germany.
Jens Spahn stressed that “the question is not whether the (optional) delta variable is effective, but when it will be a ‘delta variable’ depending on the current level of pollution, which is certainly ‘weak’ but ‘relative strong'”. The last few weeks.
He added that “the challenge is that this type of virus is particularly contagious” and “could call into question the successes achieved in fighting the pandemic”, referring to the UK case, “which is currently at this painful stage”. He is going” . path”.
“We can have a good summer,” he said, adding that the number of new infections has been dropping dramatically for weeks.
According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany had recorded 1,076 new infections within the 24 hours as of Friday. Since the pandemic began, 90,270 people have died of COVID-19 in the country.
According to an AFP tally, the COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 3.83 million people worldwide, with more than 176.9 million cases reported.
The disease is spread by the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, which was discovered in the central Chinese city of Wuhan in late 2019.