First COVID-19 cases confirmed in two German states

2020-02-26 09:33:01Xinhua Editor : Mo Hong'e ECNS App Download

Germany on Tuesday confirmed two more COVID-19 cases in two states that had no cases before, bringing the total number so far in the country to 18.

According to a statement from the Ministry of Social Affairs and Integration of the southwestern German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg, a 25-year-old man from the Goeppingen district tested positive for coronavirus infection after he fell ill with flu-like symptoms.

The ministry said the patient was probably infected during a trip to Milan, Italy in recent days. The patient will be admitted to a clinic and treated in quarantine from other patients.

According to local media Rheinische Post, the state of North Rhine-Westphalia in west Germany also confirmed its first case of coronavirus.

A person in Erkelenz near Moenchengladbach has tested positive for the virus. As the Rheinische Post reported, the person is one of a couple from Erkelenz who was brought to the University Clinic in Duesseldorf. At least one of the two had tested positive for coronavirus.

Among the earlier 16 confirmed cases in Germany, 15 have reportedly recovered.

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