Originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan, the new coronavirus pandemic has left 2,143 new cases in Germany and caused 19 deaths in the past 24 hours, compared with 1,769 infections and thirteen deaths the previous day, making a total of more than 278,000 infected and more than 9,400 deaths, according to the report published on Thursday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency responsible for combating infectious diseases.
With the new data, the balance of the pandemic on German soil increases to 278,070 infected people and 9,428 deaths. In terms of recovery, 246,900 people have managed to overcome COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, including 1,600 discharged in the last 24 hours.
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most affected region with 66,680 cases and 1,859 deaths, followed by Bavaria with 66,192 and 2,654 deaths and Baden-Württemberg with 47,883 and 1,875 deaths. Berlin has 13,573 infections and 228 deaths.
In this context, the German Health Minister Jens Spahn called on German citizens on Wednesday to make more use of the mobile application for tracking coronavirus cases due to the upcoming winter. “Please use this tool during the pandemic,” he said.