Germany: 'We have exponential growth' in coronavirus cases — federal disease control agency

President of Robert Koch Institute Lothar Wieler stated as many as 10 million people in Germany alone could become infected with coronavirus in the next few months if preventive measures aren't fully implemented by everyone. «If we don’t manage to implement the measures and reduce our social contacts sustainably and effectively, we could see as much as 10 million cases in two or three months... Еще,» he warned during a press conference on Wednesday. The Robert Koch Institute said there were 8,198 confirmed cases in the country, an increase of 1,042 from the day before. «The total incidence per 100,000 inhabitants is 9.9, meaning we have exponential growth. To make it clear. We're at the beginning of an epidemic that will continue to affect our country for many weeks and months,» Wieler added. According to the latest reports by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), at least 196,000 people have been infected by the COVID-19 worldwide and over 7,500 people have died. There have currently been 9,877 cases confirmed in Germany with at least 26 deaths.

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