The Coronavirus continues to spread in Germany with 188 cases

Lothar Wieler (right), Institute President Robert Koch, at a press conference in Berlin on 2 March. Photo: AFP.
Lothar Wieler (right), Institute President Robert Koch, at a press conference in Berlin on 2 March. Photo: AFP.

The Robert Koch Institute, Germany’s Federal Center for Disease Control, reported the number of Coronavirus infections in the country on March 3 has increased to 188.

The Robert Koch Institute reported on March 3 that the number of new cases of coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) in the country was 188 cases, up slightly from the 157 calculated as of noon on March 2, according to Reuters.

To date, more than 90,000 cases have been recorded in 73 countries and territories worldwide. Most are concentrated in mainland China, where the corona virus outbreak (Covid-19) started in December 2019. However, the number of new infections in other countries on March 2 surpassed the daily increase in mainland China nearly 9 times, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement.

The number of patients infected with coronavirus detected on 2 March is 31 cases. There are 13/16 states in Germany that have confirmed patients with corona virus.

Most cases have been detected in the state of Nordrhein-Westfalen (North Rhine-Westphalia), the most populous state in the country.

Community infections began to flare up after the first unidentified case was discovered in Nordrhein-Westfalen on February 24. So far, Germany has not recorded any deaths due to corona virus infection.

To date, more than 90,000 cases have been recorded in 73 countries and territories worldwide. Most are concentrated in mainland China, where the corona virus outbreak (Covid-19) started in December 2019. However, the number of new infections in other countries on March 2 surpassed the daily increase in mainland China nearly 9 times, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) announcement.

The disease is spreading rapidly in European countries. On March 3, Ukraine also confirmed the first case of corona virus positive in the country. The patient was hospitalized on February 29 in the city of Chernivtsi, returned from Italy and traveled to Romania.

According to The Local, the number of infections in Nordrhein-Westfalen is up to 90 people. The states of Saarland, Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania and Saxony-Anhalt have not yet reported cases. Karl Lauterbach, health expert of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), worries that many hospitals may fall short of the beds and nurses specializing in positive resuscitation in the case of a Covid-19 outbreak. thrive.

However, according to Robert Koch Institute, the possibility of the above scenario happening is not too great. About 80% of infections in this country have only mild symptoms. Germany is pushing for measures to isolate infected people and to look for people in contact with the source of infection to reduce the rate of virus spreading in the community.

Source: https://behecare.com/

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