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Number of coronavirus cases in Germany rises to 48,582

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Coronavirus cases in Germany have risen to 48,582, with a total of 325 deaths reported as on Saturday, a report by the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

The highest number of cases have been recorded in Hamburg, Baden-Württemberg and Bavaria.

The report from Robert Koch Institute shows that most people infected by coronavirus are between 35 and 59 years old. Most of them are men. The virus in fact seems to be hitting more men than woman.

The virus is also more aggressive to the older people. The latest report shows that 87% of deaths in Germany occurred in persons aged 70 years or older.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as at 12:00 on 28/03/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 9,781

Bavaria 11,150

Berlin 2,161

Brandenburg 645

Bremen 260

Hamburg 1,765

Hesse 2,604

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 308

Lower Saxony 3,150

North Rhine-Westphalia 10,607

Rhineland-Palatinate 2,212

Saarland 550

Saxony 1,432

Saxony-Anhalt 458

Schleswig-Holstein 915

Thuringia 584

Total 48,582

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