The new coronavirus pandemic, which originated in the Chinese city of Wuhan, has left 782 new cases in Germany in the past 24 hours and has caused no deaths, compared with 1,311 infections and eight deaths the day before the Robert Koch Institute, the government agency that is responsible for the control and monitoring of infectious diseases.
With the new data, the balance of the pandemic on German soil is 246,948 cases and 9,319 deaths, bringing the previous total down by two deaths. The number of people who have managed to overcome COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus, climbs to 221,900 after 1,400 patients have been discharged in the past 24 hours.
With 59,677 positive and 1,818 deaths, North Rhine-Westphalia is the hardest hit state in Germany, followed by Bavaria with 58,285 cases and 2,641 deaths and Baden-Württemberg with 42,760 infected and 1,865 deaths. Berlin has 11,529 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.