Death toll from the novel coronavirus in Germany rose to 815 on Wednesday, according to the most recent statistics released by local authorities.

Berlin-based website Coronavirus-Monitor, which compiles up-to-date numbers from the local health authorities, reported 128 new deaths over the past 24 hours.

With 6,166 new cases, the number of people infected with the virus climbed to 73,217 in the country.

More than 18,000 people were reported to have recovered from the virus.

Highest daily death toll

The Robert Koch Institute (RKI), which only uses official data submitted by the federal states, announced on Wednesday the highest daily

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