Germany has hit another grim milestone in the coronavirus pandemic, ticking above 1 million confirmed cases of Covid-19.
The Robert Koch Institute, the country's disease control center, said that Germany's 16 states reported 22,806 cases overnight for a total since the start of the outbreak of 1,006,394.
Despite the high number of infections, Germany has seen fewer deaths than many other European countries, with 15,586 compared with more than 50,000 in Britain, Italy and France, for example, according to AP.
A rapid response to the initial outbreak, massive testing and a robust hospital system have been credited with helping keep the fatalities down. A total of 696,100 people have recovered from the virus, according to the Robert Koch Institute's figures.