The Monday count is typically lower due to less testing over the weekend
But still, the figures are relatively encouraging as the virus situation continues to improve in Germany. Active cases have now fallen to ~145,200 and that is the lowest since the end of October, so that is some good news.
That said, hospitalisations are still stretched with there being 3,427 (-61) virus patients requiring intensive care as of yesterday and only 5,086 (19%) intensive care beds still available across the country.
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In case you missed it, Germany did decide to tighten its borders with Czech Republic and Austria’s Tyrol over the weekend in an effort to curb the spread of virus variants.