Corona virus: More than 75,000 corona deaths in Germany – politics


The corona virus challenges many doctors in the intensive care units. Photo: dpa / Sebastian Gollnow

More than 75,000 people have died in connection with the coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic in Germany. This is evident from the figures from the Robert Koch Institute.

Berlin – In Germany, more than 75,000 people have died in connection with the coronavirus since the pandemic began more than a year ago. The Robert Koch Institute (RKI) reported 248 more deaths in the past 24 hours on Wednesday morning. The total number of corona deaths in Germany rose to 75,212.

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According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 2.7 million people died worldwide. The USA has the most deaths with 537,000, followed by Brazil with around 294,000 and Mexico with around 198,000. In Europe, Great Britain is at the top of the statistics with around 126,000 and Italy with around 105,000 deaths. France reports around 92,000 corona deaths and thus more than Germany, Spain a little less, around 74,000.

Almost 2.7 million corona infections

On April 18, Germany will commemorate the corona dead with an ecumenical service and a state memorial service in Berlin. The participants should be left behind by relatives of the dead, representatives of the federal states, the entire government as well as representatives of the Christian churches and representatives of other faith and religious communities.

According to the RKI’s report on Wednesday morning, almost 2.7 million corona infections have been detected in Germany since the start of the pandemic. In the past 24 hours, the health authorities had reported 15,813 new cases, which was 2,378 more than a week earlier. The seven-day incidence, which indicates the number of new infections within one day based on 100,000 inhabitants, is 108.1 on a nationwide average.

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