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Germany reports 1.737 new coronavirus cases as death toll rises to 5.640

Germany has recorded 1.737 new coronavirus cases

The number of Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases increased by 1.737 to 154,175, new report by the Robert Koch Institute for infectious diseases shows. The virus has so far killed 5.640 in Germany.

The report shows that the incidence (cases per 100,000) of COVID-19 is highest in Bavaria (313), BadenWuerttemberg (278), Saarland (251) and Hamburg (241).

At least 67% of the people infected are between 15 and 59 years old.

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Of all the reported cases, 52% are male and 48% are female. Among notified cases, 2,589 were children under 10 years of age (1.7%), 6,405 children and youth aged 10 to 19 years (4.2%), 66,032 persons aged 20 to 49 years (43%), 49,960 persons aged 50 to 69 years (32%) 24,715 persons aged 70 to 89 years (16%) and 4,277 persons aged 90 years and older (2.8%). The age of 197 notified cases is unknown. The middle age of cases is 50 years (median 50 years). The highest incidences are in the age groups above 90 years, with only 2.8% of reported cases.

The most common symptoms displayed by people infected by coronavirus are cough (50%), fever (42%) and rhinorrhoea (21%). Pneumonia was reported in 3,311 cases (2.7%). Hospitalisation was reported for 21,021 (17%) of 122,715 COVID-19 cases with information on hospitalisation available.

Approximately 112,000 persons have recovered from their COVID-19 infection. The 5,640 COVID-19 related deaths reported in Germany concerned 3,206 (57%) men and 2,430 (43%) women (sex was unknown in 4 cases). The median age was 82 years. Of all deaths, 4,896 (87%) were in persons 70 years or older, but only 19% of all cases were in this age group.

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Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 26/4/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 30.761
Bavaria 40.912
Berlin 5.600
Brandenburg 2.694
Bremen 739
Hamburg 4.429
Hesse 7.946
Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 673
Lower Saxony 9.785
North Rhine-Westphalia 31.669
Rhineland-Palatinate 5.835
Saarland 2.482
Saxony 4.428
Saxony-Anhalt 1.494
Schleswig-Holstein 2.630
Thuringia 2.098
Total 154.175

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