By Tim Stickings for MailOnline
UNITED KINGDOM — Germany has recorded more than 6,000 coronavirus cases in a day for only the second time while another 140 people have died, the latest figures revealed today.
The 6,156 new infections bring Germany’s tally from 67,366 to 73,522, a jump of 9.1 per cent which is slightly higher than in recent days.
The 140 latest deaths mark Germany’s second-deadliest day – behind only yesterday’s 149 – and take the overall toll from 732 to 872.
Germany’s mortality rate has also ticked up again, reaching 1.2 per cent – still lower than its major European neighbours, but up from 0.5 per cent a week ago.
The southern states of Bavaria and Baden-Wuerttemberg – the two closest to Italy – have been especially hard hit, piling up 509 of the 872 deaths between them.
The city of Munich alone – the capital of Bavaria – has recorded nearly 2,900 cases of the disease, according to the Robert Koch Institute which gathers the figures.
There have also been nearly 3,000 cases in Berlin, including 19 deaths, and more than 2,400 infections with 14 deaths in Hamburg.
Today’s jump of 6,156 cases is second only to the 6,294 infections which were added to the tally on March 28. (ia)