Death toll from coronavirus in Germany rose to 171 on Wednesday, and the number of cases exceeded 33,500, according to statistics released by the local health authorities.

Berlin-based website Coronavirus-Monitor, which compiled up-to-date numbers from local authorities, reported 171 deaths as of Wednesday morning, up from 159 on Tuesday.

The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the country has climbed to 33,954.

Germany’s disease control agency warned on Wednesday that the country was still at an early stage of the outbreak.

“We are only at the beginning of the epidemic,” Lothar Wieler, Robert Koch Institute’s president, told a news

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