The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) accounts for an additional 27 fatalities in the last 24 hours, for a total of 8,174.
The state of Bavaria, the largest in Germany, remains the most affected, with 46,024 diagnosed cases and 2,358 deaths.
This Thursday, health authorities in the Mecklenburg-Western Pomerania region, which has the least number of cases of the disease (763), revealed that, for the second time during the entire pandemic, no new infections were reported within a day.
The same has also happened previously in the states of Hamburg, which currently has 5,059 cases, and Upper Saxony, with 1,692 cases.
Health Minister Jens Spahn wants to increase testing in hospitals and homes. To the newspaper “Die Welt” he underlined that the objective is “to present a new regulation, in May, that allows to carry out more preventive tests in series”.
The head of the health portfolio admitted that, last week, 425,000 tests were carried out in Germany, but that the capacity to do so is twice as large.
Globally, according to a report by the AFP news agency, the covid-19 pandemic has already claimed almost 330,000 deaths and infected more than five million people in 196 countries and territories.
More than 1.8 million patients were considered cured.
In Portugal, 1,277 people out of 29,912 confirmed as infected died, and there are 6,452 recovered cases, according to the Directorate-General for Health.
The disease is transmitted by a new coronavirus detected in late December in Wuhan, a city in central China.
After Europe succeeded China as the center of the pandemic in February, the American continent became the one with the most confirmed cases (almost 2.3 million versus nearly two million on the European continent), although with fewer deaths (about 135 thousand against more than 170 thousand).
To combat the pandemic, governments sent 4.5 billion people home (more than half of the planet's population), paralyzing entire sectors of the world economy, in a “great confinement” that several countries have already begun to alleviate in the face of declining prices. new contagions.
JYD // FPA
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