Coronavirus in Germany: corona online test and current number of infections

Current statistics on corona and how to recognize a possible infection

Trend progression of coronavirus in Germany compared to previous day

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Confirmed cases

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Recovered

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Coronavirus live map

The coronavirus continues to spread internationally and has reached all continents by this time. An overview of the current figures for Germany as well as globally can be found on the interactive live map by Funke Mediengruppe. This allows you to gain insights into the regions affected the most by the outbreak and how the statistics are changing.

Data sources: Johns Hopkins University CSSE (international data from WHO, CDC (USA), ECDC (Europe), NHC, DXY (China), and reports from German authorities (Robert Koch Institute, as well as regional and state health departments)) via morgenpost.de.

Note: The database updates regularly. Please expect some delays, in particular regarding the number of recovered corona cases. The official count from German authorities may vary due to reporting. At this point in time, individual elements of the map are only available in German.

Corona statistics by federal state

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

These options are available if you have reason to suspect infection.

The fast and simple option: Take a free online test developed together with Charité. Time required: ca. 3 minutes.

*Only patients with symptoms should visit an examination center.

Contact your general practitioner
Contact your general practitioner
Call 116 117
Call 116 117
Contact the department of health
Contact the department of health
Go to the hospital*
Go to the hospital*
For acute, life-threatening emergencies, call 112
For acute, life-threatening emergencies, call 112
Coronavirus test: Are my symptoms cause for concern?

The Robert Koch Institute strongly advises that every individual take precautionary measures to prevent the virus from spreading further. If you are concerned that you might have coronavirus, there is now an easy way to get help deciding the appropriate measures to take. With the CovApp, anyone can fill out a simple questionnaire from home to find out if going to an examination center (e.g. the Charité Campus Virchow clinic in Berlin) is advised. In this way, you can contribute to relieving the strain on offices, clinics, and centers responsible for care. This can help relevant authorities focus their capacities on suspected and active cases. The test was developed in cooperation with Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The current information applies exclusively to corona outpatient clinics in Berlin. We’re working as quickly as possible to make the test available for other regions.

Please refer to your individual test results for potential next steps, e.g. precautionary measures or contacting clinics and health authorities.

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"To slow the process, we must reduce possibilities for the virus to spread via everyday contact with other people. All citizens need to be ready to adjust their daily routines accordingly."
- Federal Minister of Health Jens Spahn on 09.03.2020.

Slowing the spread of corona—prevention in everyday life

Transmission of coronavirus
Similar to the common influenza (flu) virus, coronavirus spreads primarily via respiratory (droplet) transmission. This occurs when people sneeze and cough, as well as when people touch their noses, mouths, or eyes after shaking hands.

Hygiene tips
It is recommended to avoid close contact with others. Make sure to wash and disinfect your hands regularly if you have exposure to public spaces or other risk factors (e.g. traveling by train, public facilities, people coughing or sneezing in their hands). A face mask is only recommended to protect others from getting sick if you yourself are coughing or sneezing.

In summary, this list of measures significantly reduces the risk of infection:

No hugging or shaking hands
No hugging or shaking hands
Wash hands thouroughly and regularly
Wash hands thouroughly and regularly
Air out enclosed spaces regularly
Air out enclosed spaces regularly
Don’t touch your face
Don’t touch your face
Observe coughing and sneezing rules
Observe coughing and sneezing rules
Only use tissues once
Only use tissues once
Only wear face masks when appropriate
Only wear face masks when appropriate
Avoid large crowds
Avoid large crowds
Keep a distance
Keep a distance
Risk groups should get the flu and pneumococcus vaccines
Risk groups should get the flu and pneumococcus vaccines
Don’t touch common surfaces
Don’t touch common surfaces
Work from home
Work from home

Who is most at risk?

Currently people who may be at higher risk of more serious complications from coronavirus include:

  • Older adults (50-60 years and older)
  • People with severe chronic illnesses (e.g. chronic lung or heart disease, diabetes, or other diseases affecting internal organs)
  • Patients with congenital or acquired immune deficiencies (e.g due to medications used in chemotherapy)
  • Pregnant women and children are not at higher risk according to current evidence

Which preventative measures should people in high risk groups take?

If you belong to a high risk group, please note the following guidelines:

  • Follow general rules of hygiene and conduct
  • Take measures to reduce contact—no visits from children/grandchildren
  • Limit social contact to the bare minimum and stay home if possible
  • Ask neighbors, friends, and family members early on if you need help getting groceries or medication
  • Actively inform yourself about the state of the pandemic and possible symptoms
  • Come up with a plan B, in case you, or your caretaker, get sick
  • Always keep your insurance card ready with a list of current medications and pre-existing conditions

Sources:
RKI
CDC

Further information

For further information on coronavirus, we’ve prepared a list of recommended articles:

Factsheet on coronavirus:

Daily information on corona from the federal government:

Travel information from WHO:

Travel warnings from the Foreign Office:

Q&A from WHO and Charité on frequently asked questions about corona:

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The symptoms of a coronavirus infection are non-specific and similar to those of other respiratory infections like the flu (influenza). Thus, differentiating between influenza and corona based solely on symptoms is currently not a sufficient reason to conduct testing (pathogen detection). According to the current recommendation of the RKI, one further criterion should be met in addition to symptoms of a respiratory infection, e.g. previous contact to a confirmed case. For help deciding the appropriate measures to take, please use our free app, CovApp, which was developed in cooperation with the Charité in Berlin.

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Coronavirus affects each person differently. Some people barely notice symptoms while others need to be treated in a hospital. Based on current information, the typical symptoms include fever and coughing. The Robert Koch Institute currently recommends getting tested if you have symptoms of a respiratory infection and you had contact with a confirmed case in the past two weeks, have a pre-existing medical condition, experience difficulty breathing, or work in facilities with people at higher risk (e.g. older people).

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If you suspect that you are infected with coronavirus, please do not go directly to the doctor (unless it is a life-threatening emergency). Instead, please call your general practitioner, the nationwide hotline for medical emergency service 116 117, your local hospital, or local health authorities first. Based on a consultation and the severity of your case, these employees will recommend where to take a test. Get help deciding the appropriate measures to take by using our app, CovApp, which was developed in cooperation with the Charité in Berlin.

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The free corona online test was developed in cooperation with the Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin. It was designed to help you decide the appropriate measures to take if you’re showing symptoms of coronavirus. This makes it easier for you to assess the need to visit an examination center for further tests (e.g. throat swab). It does not replace potentially necessary medical treatment. Click here to take the online test.

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According to current information, coronavirus exclusively infects the respiratory tract. Therefore, the pathogen can be detected by swabbing the mouth and throat. Even the smallest amount of genetic material from the virus is sufficient for detection. Depending on the test, results are available within 1-3 days. If the virus is detected, you and the responsible health authorities will be notified automatically. They will contact you to discuss how to proceed. Hospitalization may be necessary beforehand if symptoms are severe.

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If there is reason to suspect a coronavirus infection, your doctor will prescribe a test for coronavirus. In this case, your health insurance (or the department of health) will cover the cost for the test. If you request a test on your own without a doctor’s prescription, you are responsible for any costs, regardless of the test’s results. Taking the online coronavirus test with the CovApp is free.

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