COVID-19 tally in Germany rises by 177 amid loosening of lockdown measures

# 09:27
18 May 2020

The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Germany has increased by 177 in the last 24 hours (583 yesterday) and 14 patients have passed away (33 yesterday), the Robert Koch Institute, a part of the country's Health Ministry, said on Monday, as Germany has been softening its coronavirus response measures, APA reports citing Sputnik.

There have been a total of 174,697 confirmed cases of the coronavirus in Germany since the beginning of the epidemic, along with 7,935 deaths and over 154,600 recoveries.

Bavaria accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases (45,507) in the country, followed by North Rhine-Westphalia (36365) and Baden-Wurttemberg (34,000).

The German capital of Berlin has recorded 6,458 COVID-19 cases.