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Germany: number of coronavirus confirmed cases rose to 129

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS) — The number of confirmed cases of infection with a new type of coronavirus in Germany has grown to 129, the Robert Koch Institute said.

Earlier on Sunday, the institute reported 117 cases.

“In Germany, 129 cases of SARS-CoV-2 virus infection have been confirmed to date,” said the Institute, which maintains statistics on coronavirus diseases in the country, said.

Infection was recorded in nine of the 16 federal states. The largest number is in the largest state of North Rhine – Westphalia (74), then Bavaria (23), with which the spread of the disease began in Germany, then Baden-Württemberg (15) and Hesse (8).

Selected cases in Bremen, Hamburg, Lower Saxony, Rhineland-Palatinate and Schleswig-Holstein.

On December 31, 2019, Chinese authorities informed WHO of an outbreak of unknown pneumonia in the city of Wuhan in the central part of the country (Hubei Province).

Experts have identified the causative agent of the disease – this is a new coronavirus. WHO recognized the outbreak as an emergency of international importance and gave the disease its official name – COVID-19. The number of infected in mainland China exceeded 79.8 thousand people, 2870 died, over 41.6 thousand were cured.

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