The number of Covid-19 cases in Germany climbed to 18,610 and the death toll rose to 55, as almost 2,000 more people were confirmed as having the disease on Sunday.

The Robert Koch Institute announced a fresh round of alarming statistics on Sunday morning, showing that 1,948 additional people have contracted the virus. 

The federal agency, which is responsible for disease control and prevention in Germany, said a total of 55 people have died after testing positive for the illness, an increase of 9 from Saturday’s tally. The figures are based on data collected up until midnight on Saturday.

The institute also issued a correction to Saturday’s death toll figure, reducing it from 47 to 46, according to the Reuters news agency.

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