The pandemic of the new corona virus originating in the Chinese city of Wuhan has left 583 new cases and four deaths in Germany in the last 24 hours, compared to 534 infections and seven deaths the previous day, which corresponds to a total of more than 200,000 infected people and more than 9,000 deaths, according to the balance offered on Friday by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the government agency responsible for monitoring the pandemic.
The country thus adds a total of 200,843 cases and 9,082 deaths, while the number of people recovered is more than 186,900 after registering around 400 layoffs in the past 24 hours.
Bavaria is the country most affected by the pandemic with 49,361 cases and 2,616 deaths, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia with 45,710 cases and 1,711 deaths and Baden-Württemberg with 36,264 and 1,839 deaths.
Given the situation, Merkel’s chief of staff, Helge Braun, agreed with the 16 regional governments this Thursday that mobility restrictions will return in the places where new outbreaks occur, but with the intention that they will “last as short as possible” according to the text of the contract, collected by the DPA news agency.
In this context, Health Minister Jens Spahn asked the Germans on Monday not to lose their vigilance. “The danger of a second wave is real,” he said when he appeared next to RKI President Lothar Wieler.