Berlin, May 12 : Germany has confirmed 933 new COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hrs, bringing the total count to 170,508, the Robert Koch Institute said on Tuesday. The death toll has grown by 116 over the same period of time, with the number of COVID-19-related fatalities recorded since the beginning of the outbreak reaching 7,533. Over 147,000 COVID-19 patients have recovered in Germany.
Bavaria accounts for the highest number of Germany's coronavirus cases (44,593), followed by North Rhine-Westphalia (35,333) and Baden-Wurttemberg (33,359). The country's capital of Berlin has recorded 6,274 COVID-19 cases. Germany went into COVID-19 lockdown in mid-March and has been easing restrictions since late April. The Robert Koch Institute said on Sunday that the coronavirus basic reproduction number in Germany reached 1.1, though it used to remain below 1 in the past few days. (UNI)