Germany's coronavirus infections rise to 79,696: RKI

Published: April 3, 2020
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A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected patient from France is transferred from an ambulance aircraft to an ambulance car at the airport in Dresden, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Dresden, Germany April 2, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

A coronavirus disease (COVID-19) infected patient from France is transferred from an ambulance aircraft to an ambulance car at the airport in Dresden, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues in Dresden, Germany April 2, 2020. PHOTO: REUTERS

BERLIN: Germany’s coronavirus infections have risen to 79,696, with 1,017 deaths, statistics from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Friday.

Cases rose 6,174 from the previous day, while the death toll climbed by 145, the tally showed.

Global coronavirus cases surpassed 1 million on Thursday with more than 52,000 deaths as the pandemic further exploded in the United States and the death toll climbed in Spain and Italy, according to a Reuters tally of official data.

Italy had the most deaths, more than 13,900, followed by Spain. The United States had the most confirmed cases of any country, more than 240,000, the data showed.

Since the virus was first recorded in China late last year, the pandemic has spread around the world, prompting governments to close businesses, ground airlines and order hundreds of millions of people to stay at home to try to slow the contagion.

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