Confirmed cases already above 1% of the population
Germany recorded 1,707 new cases of Covid-19 in the past 24 hours -- the highest number of daily infections since the end of April, according to the country's infectious diseases department, the Robert Koch Institute.
The last time the number of new cases was this high was on April 26, when the country registered 1,737 new infections, according to German public broadcaster ARD.
Germany saw its peak in new daily Covid-19 cases at the beginning of April, when more than 6,000 infections were reported in one day. In the following weeks, the number of cases fell significantly.
But the number of positive tests has been increasing since the end of July.
More than a third of Japan's total virus cases were reported in August
Japan has recorded at least 22,500 Covid-19 cases since August 1, more than a third of its nationwide total since the pandemic began.
In total, Japan has confirmed 59,213 cases and 1,157 deaths, according to the country's Health Ministry