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GERMANY RECORDS 4,751 COVID-19 NEW CASES IN A DAY

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CHANCELLOR, FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF GERMANY, ANGELA MERKEL

The Federal Republic of Germany has recorded a spike in cases of Covid-19 as 4,751 more new cases were recorded within 24 hours.


The surge in new cases have made the total number of infected cases to hit 57,298 as well as 66 new deaths, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported on Monday.

According to this new data from RKI, the total nationwide death toll from Covid-19 had risen to 455.

The 4,751 more cases recorded by Doctor over the past 24 hours, was a slight increase from the 3,965 new cases reported on Sunday.

Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Laboratory

However, a comparison with other countries revealed that Germany still has a lower death rate from the coronavirus than Italy, where 10,700 deaths were recorded and France where 2,600 people had also died respectively.

Albeit, the German government had banned all public gatherings of more than two people in a bid to slow down the spread of the infection.

The head of Angela Merkel’s Chancellery, Helge Braun, said that quarantine restrictions will not be lifted until 28th April.

It can be recalled that Angela Merkel herself had earlier tested positive, after meeting a doctor who later tested positive for Covid-19, and had gone into self quarantine.

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