Germany says over 20,000 health care workers contracted coronavirus

More than 20,400 health care workers in Germany have contracted coronavirus since the beginning of the outbreak, the country’s center for disease control said Tuesday.

Out of the infected workers, 61 have died and an estimated 19,100 have recovered from it, according to the Robert Koch Institute.

Around 11% of the total coronavirus infections in Germany have been among the group, official data shows.

More than 8,000 people have now died of Covid-19 in Germany as of Tuesday, according to the institute.

Bavaria, Germany’s largest federal state, remains the worst hit area, with 26% of Covid-19 infections in the country and 29% of the overall death tally.

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