Coronavirus in Germany: corona online test and current number of infections
Current statistics on coronavirus and how to recognize a possible infection
Trend progression of coronavirus in Germany compared to previous day
Since previous day
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.
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Corona virus live map
The corona virus continues to spread internationally and has already reached all continents. An overview of the current figures in Germany and worldwide can be found on the interactive live map of the Funke media group. This gives you an insight into which regions are most affected worldwide and how the statistics are developing.
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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 and use the CovApp developed together with Charité. Time required: ca. 3 minutes.
*Only patients with symptoms should visit an examination center.
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.
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:
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
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:
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.
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).
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 get tested. Get help deciding the appropriate measures to take by using our app, CovApp, which was developed in cooperation with the Charité in Berlin.
The free online test was developed in cooperation with 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.
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.
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 test with CovApp is free.