Germany recorded more than 2,200 nCoV cases, bringing the total number of national infections to more than 145,000, of which nearly 5,000 died.
The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the German Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, today said it recorded an additional 2,237 nCoV infections, bringing the number of national cases to 145,694. New daily infections in Germany yesterday and today continue to rise after showing signs of a slight decrease earlier.
Germany also reported an additional 281 deaths from nCoV, higher than 194 cases 24 hours earlier, bringing the country’s death toll to 4,879. The country is currently the fifth largest epidemic region in the world, after the United States, Spain, Italy and France, but is rated as a fast-reacting country with Covid-19 and has recorded a low mortality rate of nCoV, only about 3.3%.
Despite being one of the countries with the lowest death rates from nCoV, Germany continues to implement community isolation rules until May 3. Chancellor Angela Merkel and the 16 state chief are expected to meet next April 30 to take measures after 3/5.
Following the blockade, the German government continued to ask people to wear masks when shopping and on public transport. The ban gathered more than two people and the requirement to maintain a minimum distance of 1.5 m in public places remained in effect.
Bars, cafes, cinemas, music centers are prohibited. Major events were also suspended until August 31. Most states will return to school by May 4, with the exception of Bavaria, the most affected state.