The new coronavirus pandemic originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left 1,176 new cases in Germany in the past 24 hours, causing nine deaths, compared to 1,499 infections and four deaths the previous day, bringing the balance to more than 253,000 infected and more than 9,300 deaths, according to the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency responsible for controlling and monitoring infectious diseases.
With the new data, the balance of the pandemic on German soil this Wednesday amounts to 253,474 infected people and 9,338 deaths. In terms of recovery, 228,000 people have already been cured, including 1,500 who received a medical discharge in the last 24 hours.
With 60,878 positive and 1,826 deaths, North Rhine-Westphalia is the most severely affected state in Germany, followed by Bavaria with 60,121 cases and 2,644 deaths and Baden Württemberg with 44,118 infected people and 1,867 deaths. Berlin has 11,879 cases and 226 deaths.
Angela Merkel’s government and the regions have in the past few days spoken out in favor of tightening restrictions to contain the outbreaks of the past few weeks, with explicit recommendations not to travel to areas considered to be at risk.