The number of corona infections that Germany has identified since the start of the pandemic has passed five million.
The RKI, the German counterpart of the RIVM, reported 33,498 new corona cases on Sunday.
Germany has seen a rapid increase in the number of infections in recent weeks. This also increases the pressure on healthcare.
The German magazine Der Spiegel has reported that the German army wants to deploy another 12,000 soldiers for support tasks. For example, the troops can assist in vaccinating and testing people.
Neighbouring countries of Germany have also recorded record numbers of new corona infections in recent times.