The new coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left 1,484 new cases and one death in Germany in the past 24 hours, compared with 1,892 infections and three deaths the previous day, bringing the balance to more than 256,000 infected people 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 Friday amounts to 256,850 infected people and 9,342 deaths. In terms of recovery, 230,600 people have already been cured, including 1,200 who received a medical discharge in the last 24 hours.
North Rhine-Westphalia is the most severely affected state in Germany with 61,505 positive and 1,828 deaths, followed by Bavaria with 61,158 cases and 2,644 deaths and Baden Württemberg with 44,618 infected and 1,868 deaths. Berlin has 12,090 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.