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Germany: Coronavirus death toll rises to 3,868

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Germany keeps struggling to contain the spread of coronavirus. Latest report from Robert Koch Institute shows that there are 133,830 COVID-19 cases in the country. The virus has already killed 3,868 people.

While all the 16 federal states are affected, the incidence (cases per 100,000) of COVID-19 is highest in Bavaria (276), Baden-Wuerttemberg (240), Saarland (228) and Hamburg (218).

Of all the reported coronavirus cases in Germany, 48% are male and 52% are female. Among notified cases, 1,071 were children under 5 years of age (1%), 2,638 children aged 5 to 14 years (2%), 90,422 persons aged 15 to 59 years (68%), 25,797 persons aged 60 to 79 years (19%) and 13,671 persons aged 80 years and older (10%). The median age of cases is 50 years.

At least 87% of the people killed by coronavirus in Germany are aged 70 years or older.

The latest report confirms that COVID-19 related outbreaks in nursing homes and hospitals continue to rise. In some of these outbreaks, the number of deaths is relatively high.

The common symptoms displayed by people infected with coronavirus in Germany are cough (51%), fever (42%) and rhinorrhoea (21%). Pneumonia was reported in 2,642 cases (3%).

The good news is that approximately 81,800 people have recovered from their coronavirus infection.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 17/4/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 26.543

Bavaria 36.027

Berlin 4.945

Brandenburg 2.120

Bremen 556

Hamburg 4.005

Hesse 6.705

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 634

Lower Saxony 8.442

North Rhine-Westphalia 27.030

Rhineland-Palatinate 5.211

Saarland 2.254

Saxony 4.048

Saxony-Anhalt 1.279

Schleswig-Holstein 2.349

Thuringia 1.682

Total 133.830

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