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German Covid Cases in ICU Hit Record as Pandemic Intensifies

  • More severe cases than at any time in the coronavirus crisis
  • If ICUs get overloaded, then it’s ‘too late,’ minister warns
Bundeswehr Hospital Treats Covid-19 Patients

Photographer: Maja Hitij/Getty Images

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Germany has more severe Covid-19 patients than at any point since the pandemic began, underscoring the urgency facing authorities to contain the disease.

Europe’s largest economy had 2,978 people being treated for the coronavirus in intensive care facilities on Monday, exceeding the previous peak of 2,933 on April 18, according to the DIVI register of German ICU capacity.