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Germany records highest death toll in a single day

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At least 226 people have died in the past 24 hours from the deadly coronavirus in Germany making it the country’s largest death toll recorded since the disease outbreak began.

Germany’s center for disease control now put the total number of deaths at 2,373 as cases of infected persons hits 113,525 by a 5,323 surge in the past 24 hours.

German Chancellor, Angela Merkel has urged the people to keep observing the social distancing rule despite the Easter celebrations with hopes that the coronavirus curve would flatten out soon.

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”The latest developments in the figures regarding the spread of the virus give reason for cautious hope,” Merkel said

She added that the pandemic will be ”with us some time to come” and that restrictions would be lifted based on a broad scientific study published next week.

The country has also implemented a large scale testing program nationwide to identify cases among it’s population.

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