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Coronavirus cases in Germany surge past 52,000

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has so far infected 52,547 and killed 389 people in Germany, latest report from the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows.

The incidence of coronavirus is highest in Hamburg, Bavaria and Baden-Württemberg.

The new report confirms that the virus has infected mostly people aged between 35 and 59 years old. Men are more often affected than women.

At least 88% of the deaths occurred in persons aged 70 years or older.

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German authorities have been implementing stricter measures to curb the spread of coronavirus in the country. On 23rd March 2020, gatherings of more than 2 persons (with the exception of families and household members) were banned in all states. Restaurants and businesses concerned with body care were also closed.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 29/03/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 9,794

Bavaria 12,881

Berlin 2,360

Brandenburg 721

Bremen 275

Hamburg 1,846

Hesse 2,605

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 348

Lower Saxony 3,450

North Rhine-Westphalia 11,400

Rhineland-Palatinate 2,396

Saarland 560

Saxony 1,617

Saxony-Anhalt 592

Schleswig-Holstein 1,005

Thuringia 697

Total 52,547

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