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Germany’s coronavirus incidence to surpass 400 in September at current pace – minister

(Corrects figure of fully vaccinated in the 3rd paragraph)

BERLIN (Reuters) – The number of infections per 100,000 people over seven days in Germany will reach more than 400 in September if case numbers keep rising at their current pace, Health Minister Jens Spahn said on Wednesday.

After more than two months of steady decline, Germany’s 7-day incidence, at 11.4 per 100,000 on Wednesday, has risen since early July due to the spread of the more infectious Delta variant.

More than 50 million people in Germany, 60% of the population, have received at least one shot against the virus, Spahn said. Around 47% are fully vaccinated.

This story corrects figure of fully vaccinated in the 3rd paragraph.

(Reporting by Riham Alkousaa and Kirsti Knolle; Editing by Madeline Chambers)

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