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Coronavirus cases in Germany rise to 61,913

Coronavirus has killed 583 people in Germany, a new report by the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows.

So far 61,913 people have been infected by the virus in the country.

From the report it emerges that the incidence (cases per 100,000) of COVID-19 is highest in Hamburg (119), Bavaria (113) and Baden-Württemberg (111).

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At least 74% of the infected are aged between 35 and 59 years old. Men are more often affected than women.

The virus continues to hit and kill mainly old people. The report from the Robert Koch Institute shows that 87% of deaths occurred in persons aged 70 years or older.

German authorities have been implementing tougher measures to curb the spread of the virus. Since March 23/2020, gatherings of more than 2 persons (with the exception of families and household members) have been banned throughout the country. Restaurants and businesses concerned with body care have also been closed.

From today March 31/03/2020, the entire countries of France and Spain have been declared as international risk areas.

Most Germans believe it is right to retain the lockdown measures until after Easter. More than half of all Germans even want stricter measures implanted to fight the spread of coronavirus. The same view is also held by the Germany’s federal government officials who don’t think the restrictions should be eased soon. “We need all of those measures, undiminished”, quoted the government’s spokesman Steffen Seibert to have said.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 31/03/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 12,334

Bavaria 14,810

Berlin 2,575

Brandenburg 798

Bremen 294

Hamburg 2,191

Hesse 3,283

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 366

Lower Saxony 4,063

North Rhine-Westphalia 13,225

Rhineland-Palatinate 2,726

Saarland 782

Saxony 1,882

Saxony-Anhalt 680

Schleswig-Holstein 1,120

Thuringia 784

Total 61,913


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