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According to the latest data from the German disease and epidemic control center, Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the number of confirmed coronavirus cases rose to 180,458 with a total of 8,450 deaths reported on Friday.

The number of new infections double up from Thursday’s, as the German economy further re-opens.

Cases increased by 741 in Germany on Friday versus Thursday’s +353. The death toll rose by 39, the tally showed.

The institute estimates the virus reproduction rate (R-value) keeps dropping further below the 1.0 key level, estimated at 0.61 as of Thursday. The 7-day average is seen at 0.78.

The total estimate of about 164,100 persons has recovered as of the latest update.