Lothat Wieler said Germany “cannot afford to have higher Covid-19 numbers” and that while the numbers has stabilized, the country has not yet "turned a corner."
Wieler, however, did add that he was "optimistic that the positive trend of Covid-19 cases would continue."
The news was not all so positive, with some grisly figures coming out of Germany.
Ute Rexroth, head of RKI's surveillance unit, added that while the new restrictions were working, Covid-19 deaths and patients in ICU were rising.
The number of people in ICU's was at an all-time high of 3,561 and cautioned that Germany could see "1,000 deaths" a day.
According to RKI data, Germany recorded 22,609 new coronavirus cases with 251 more deaths.