German New Coronavirus Cases Hold Below 2,000; 154 New Deaths
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The number of new confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany held below 2,000 for a second day as government officials warned against a premature easing of restrictions in Europe’s biggest economy. New fatalities were at the second-lowest level in six days.
Deaths rose by 154 to 5,877 in the 24 hours through Sunday morning, a slight pick up from Saturday’s daily increase of 148, according to data from Johns Hopkins University. There were 1,968 new cases, bringing the total to 156,513, the fourth-highest in Europe.
As confinement measures are taking their toll on the economy, almost a fifth of German companies are worried about insolvency spurred by the coronavirus fallout. Family run businesses are increasingly frustrated with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s step-by-step response to the pandemic, according to a report in Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung.
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