Germany has seen 798 new infections over the past 24 hours, authorities said on Wednesday. The daily death toll rose by 101 to 7,634. Both numbers are in line with the past days’ statistics.

The overall number of confirmed infections now stands at more than 171,000, according to official data. Most people though have recovered already and there are only about 18,000 active cases.

The country has been easing lockdown measures, which had left observers worried that cases might go up again.

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