COVID-19 cases by age group in Germany
The German government agreed on stricter lockdown measures to be put in place from December 16th until at least January 10th.
Germany has been under a partial lockdown since November 2nd, with bars, restaurants, and other meeting points closed. However, the current measures have failed to sufficiently stem the rising rate of infection in the country.
Furthermore, over the last weeks, the rates of infection shifted towards the most vulnerable group, the elderly. While people aged 80 and above account for only 6.4% of the German population (2018), more than 10% of last week’s cases occurred in this age group.