Germany recorded 1,000 Kovid-related deaths in the first 24 hours after the outbreak, according to figures released by the Robert Koch Institute for Public Health (RKI) on Wednesday.
In all, 1,129 deaths were reported in a single day, and 22,459 new infections with the virus, the agency said.
A record 962 cases were reported last Wednesday.
A total of 32,107 people have been infected with the virus in Germany since the outbreak began.
RKI has warned that these figures have been incomplete over the past few days as regional health officials have not sent all their data due to the Christmas holidays.
The number of infections and deaths dropped significantly over the weekend.
Germany, which had thwarted the virus well in the spring, was severely damaged by the second wave of Kovid-19 and had to reintroduce partial control, at least until January 10.
The country, like other European states, launched a vaccination campaign on Sunday. The Pfizer-Bioentech vaccine was first received by nursing home residents, seniors over the age of 80, and caregivers.