Germany

Germany’s first case of COVID-19 was discovered on 27 January 2020. The German government, in cooperation with its federal states, began closing non-essential businesses in mid March and by 22 March directed people to remain at home except for essential activities. Alongside public health measures, the government introduced various subsidies and payments for individuals and businesses. Germany is a federation of states, which have each adopted different policies to respond to the pandemic. COVID-19 Policy Watch currently covers national policies only.

Key statistics

  • Confirmed cases

    173,171

  • Cases per 100,000 people

    208.27

  • Deaths

    7,738

  • Recovered cases

    147,200

  • Days since first case

    107

  • Days since 100 cases

    73

  • Days since highest daily increase

    47

These statistics were last updated for 15 May 2020 and are drawn from the Coronavirus COVID-19 Daily Cases dataset, published by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at John Hopkins University, via API by Laeyoung.

German Federal Government COVID-19 policies

Last updated 28 April 2020

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Financial markets and monetary policy

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