IN NUMBERS: What we know about the current coronavirus situation in Germany

Rachel Loxton
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IN NUMBERS: What we know about the current coronavirus situation in Germany
A sign that says 'we can do Germany' on a travel agency in Leipzig on June 16th. Photo: DPA

Around five months on from the first confirmed coronavirus case in Germany, we take a look at the number of cases, deaths, who is affected and the number of free intensive care beds.


Germany’s first confirmed case was on January 27th. Since then, the virus has spread across the country – and the world –  resulting in the shutdown or partial closure of public life and international travel coming to a near-standstill.

The country has avoided a high number of deaths seen in other European countries, such as Italy, Spain, France and the UK.  However, thousands of people have lost their lives after contracting coronavirus in Germany.

As Germany continues to relax measures put in place to stem the spread of Covid-19 and looks to deal with severe economic difficulties caused by the pandemic, we looked at some key numbers to show the situation as it stands today.

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This is the number of people who have died after contracting Covid-19 in Germany since the start of the outbreak up until as the latest figures reported on June 18th by the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for disease control. The Johns Hopkins University (JHU) figure for the number of deaths stands at 8,884 as of June 19th at 1pm. JHU updates their figures in real time throughout the day which is why they are slightly different to RKI.


To compare to its neighbour, France has had around 29,575 deaths out of a total 158,174 confirmed cases. However, it's important to keep in mind that France only started widespread testing in May so in March and April the only people who got tests were people admitted to hospital with coronavirus – so this makes the death toll appear higher.

4.7 percent

That's the current coronavirus death rate for Germany.


This is the number of new Covid-19 cases confirmed in the 24 hours up to June 18th.


This how many Covid-19 deaths were recorded in Germany in the 24 hours up to June 18th.


This is the number of districts in Germany that reported zero cases of coronavirus in the past seven days (there are 401 districts in total).

The number of newly transmitted Covid-19 cases continues to decrease in comparison to previous weeks, the RKI says. The cumulative nationwide incidence over the past seven days was 2.5 cases per 100,000 inhabitants.


This is the number of confirmed coronavirus infections recorded in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia in the past seven days up to June 18th – the highest in Germany.

It's down to an outbreak at a meat processing plant in Gütersloh. To put it in perspective, there have been 292 cases in Berlin in the last seven days, and 293 in Lower Saxony, the next places to record the highest number of cases in Germany recently.

Health experts say there have also been outbreaks in German care homes, among seasonal harvest workers and religious communities in the past seven days.

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A woman wearing a face mask walking past a shop that says 'only one customer' in Munich in April. Photo: DPA


This is the amount of Covid-19 deaths recorded in Bavaria, Germany's worst-hit coronavirus state. There have been 47,710 cases there since the start of the outbreak up until June 18th.


That's the number of children under the age of 10 to contract coronavirus in Germany (2.3 percent of the total) up to June 17th.

Meanwhile, 8,645 children and teenagers aged 10 to 19 are confirmed to have been diagnosed with Covid-19 (4.6 percent), 81,112 people aged 20 to 49 (43 percent), 57,729 people aged 50 to 69 (31 percent), 29,733 70 to 89-years-olds (16 percent) and 5,287 people aged 90 years and older (2.8 percent).

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The mean age of cases reported in Germany is 49-years-old.


This is the number of cases among staff working in medical facilities. Among the cases registered, 73 percent were female and 27 percent male. The median age is 41 and 20 people have died. 


This is the number of confirmed cases concerning people working in the catering trade, such as restaurants, canteens, cafés or other establishments. There's been a total of four recorded deaths among them. 


This number represents the number of confirmed cases in daycare facilities, kindergartens, facilities for after school care, schools or other educational facilities like children’s homes or holiday camps. A total of eight deaths have been recorded. 



This is the 7-day R number estimated by the RKI. Experts say it's important to keep this number under 1, although localised outbreaks can lead to it fluctuating.

It means one person with coronavirus goes on to infect under one other person.

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That's the estimated current number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care across the country as of June 17th. Of those 252 are on ventilation.

As of June 17th, 31,711 intensive care beds were registered in Germany by health authorities, of which 20,713 (65 percent) were occupied, and 10,998 beds (35 percent) were currently available.


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Anonymous 2020/06/18 19:15
This is maybe one of the most obnoxious articles I've read on here in ages. "This is the number of..."<br /><br />obviously its a number of something, so just stop being so pedestrian and write a decent block of text, or hire someone to make a grahic.

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