Germany registered more than 4,000 new coronavirus infections this Saturday, according to data released this Sunday by the competent center in this area, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI).

With statistics from 13 of the 16 federal states (the other three did not submit their data to the RKI), 3,965 new cases of coronavirus in Germany were reported on Saturday. The German media assumes that the total figure then exceeds 4,000 cases.

The total number of infected at midnight on Saturday amounted to 52,547 people and the death toll, 389, according to data from this institute, which is somewhat behind those provided by the John Hopkins University, due to its verification process.

According to data from this university center, Germany is one of the countries most affected by this new disease (58,247 infected, 455 dead and some 6,800 new infected this Saturday), after the United States, Italy, China and Spain.

RKI President Lothar Wieler told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung newspaper not to try to “read too much of these figures” and compare countries, because each computes them differently and is in a different state of the pandemic.

In his opinion, the low mortality rate of Sars-CoV2 in Germany in comparative terms has to do with the high number of tests that are carried out in the country, while in other places tests are being restricted to severe cases (with which affects the rise in the mortality rate).

It is also related to the type of people infected, Wieler argued. In the first days most of those infected in Germany did not belong to risk groups and the vast majority ended up healing.

The experts consider that the number of cases of coronavirus not ruled is high because hardly any country is doing the sufficient number of tests, according to the RKI.


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