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Coronavirus cases in Germany top 100,000 as death toll continues to rise

Coronavirus (COVID-19) has infected 103,228 and killed at least 1,861 people in Germany.

The latest report from the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI) shows that the incidence (cases per 100,000) of COVID-19 is highest in Bavaria (211), Baden-Wuerttemberg (187) and Hamburg (172).

Of reported cases of coronavirus infections in Germany, 52% are male and 48% are female. There are 804 children under 5 years of age, 2,020 children aged 5 to 14 years, 71,793 persons aged 15 to 59 years, 19,935 aged 60 to 79 years and 8,475 persons aged 80 years and older. The age of 201 notified cases is unknown. The median age of cases is 49 years.

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Coronavirus continues to kill mainly older people in Germany. At least 86% of deaths occurred in persons aged 70 years or older.

There is also a steady increase in the reports of COVID-19 outbreaks in nursing homes and hospitals.

The latest report from Robert Koch Institute shows that in some of these outbreaks, the number of deaths is relatively high.

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The most common symptoms displayed by people infected by coronavirus in Germany are cough (52%), fever (42%) and rhinorrhoea (22%). Pneumonia was reported in 1,779 cases (2%). Hospitalisation was reported for 11,477 (15%) of 77,571 COVID-19 cases with information on hospitalisation available.

The good news however is that approximately 46,300 persons are estimated to have recovered from their COVID-19 infection.

Some the measures put in place by German authorities to curb the spread of coronavirus include banning gatherings of more than 2 persons (with the exception of families and household members) in all states. Restaurants and businesses concerned with body care have also been ordered to close down.

Distribution of the laboratory-confirmed COVID-19-cases per federal state in Germany as on 8/4/2020

Baden-Wuerttemberg 20,680

Bavaria 27,564

Berlin 4,028

Brandenburg 1,472

Bremen 424

Hamburg 3,165

Hesse 4,965

Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania 555

Lower Saxony 6,385

North Rhine-Westphalia 20,929

Rhineland-Palatinate 4,148

Saarland 1,637

Saxony 3,144

Saxony-Anhalt 1,020

Schleswig-Holstein 1,827

Thuringia 1,285

Total 103,228