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The number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 219,964 with a total of 9,211 deaths, as reported by the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), on Thursday.

Cases increased by 1,445 in Germany on Thursday versus Wednesday’s +1,226. The death count rose by 4, the tally showed.

The daily rise in cases continues to top 1000 levels, with the total active cases well above the 10K mark.

On Wednesday, Germany’s Health Minister Jens Spahn said, “we must be very alert about the rise in coronavirus infections.

Spahn had said last week that a general lockdown could be imposed again if the coronavirus numbers rise.

EUR/USD holds above 1.1800

EUR/USD is off the highs but trades well bid above 1.1800 amid a broadly weaker US dollar and negative Treasury yields.

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