Germany's confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 10,976 - RKI

Medical workers in protective suits attend to coronavirus disease (COVID-19) patients at the intensive care unit (ICU) at the university hospital in Aachen, Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 10,976 to 1,651,834, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Monday. The reported death toll rose by 348 to 30,126, the tally showed.

According to the RKI, fewer tests and laboratory examinations as well as fewer transmissions of the results by the health authorities are to be expected during the holidays and at the turn of the year.

(Reporting by Berlin Newsroom; Editing by Christian Schmollinger)