March 5, 2020 / 9:33 AM / a month ago

Germany reports 109 new confirmed coronavirus cases

Canan Emcan, 31, chief nurse of the infection and virologist ward of Essen University Hospital puts on protection gear worn in case of coronavirus patients during a media event in Essen, Germany March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany jumped by 109 within a day, a public health institute said on Thursday.

As of Thursday morning, there were 349 cases spread across all but one federal state, up from 240 on Wednesday morning and compared with 262 on Wednesday afternoon, the Robert Koch Institute said.

The hardest-hit state is the western region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous, with 175 cases.

Reporting by Thomas Seythal; Editing by Michelle Martin

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