The number of coronavirus cases in Germany has jumped to 240, the country’s disease control agency announced on Wednesday.

Germany’s most populous state North Rhine-Westphalia recorded 111 cases, followed by the southeastern state of Bavaria with 44 new cases, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI). 

The number of confirmed coronavirus in the German capital of Berlin rose to 6. The recent statistics marked an increase of 52 cases in 24 hours.

16 patients, who were diagnosed earlier with the novel coronavirus, have reportedly recovered.

No deaths have occurred in Germany so far in connection with the new virus.

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