March 6, 2020 / 8:40 AM / a month ago

Germany reports 134 new coronavirus cases - Robert Koch Institute

Canan Emcan, 31, chief nurse of the infection and virologist ward of the university clinic of Essen puts a sample of a smear test into a plastic bag to be used in case of coronavirus patients during a media event in Essen, Germany, March 5, 2020. REUTERS/Wolfgang Rattay

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Friday reported 134 new confirmed cases of the new coronavirus, the Robert Koch Institute said.

The number of cases rose to 534, up from 400 reported on Thursday evening. More than half of the cases, 281, are in the western region of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’s most populous state.

Reporting by Riham Alkousaa; Editing by Michelle Martin

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