Germany's coronavirus reproduction rate rises amid loosening of lockdown

People wearing protective face masks wait for a street tram on April 20, 2020 in Leipzig, Germany
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Germany, which has taken steps to ease its lockdown measures, in recent days has seen its coronavirus reproduction rate increase.

Germany's Robert Koch Institute said on Saturday the COVID-19 reproduction rate in the country rose to 1.1, and on Sunday, it was 1.13, BBC News reports. This number indicates how many other people a person with COVID-19 infects. BBC notes the number had mostly stayed below 1 in Germany for the past three weeks, and last Thursday, it was 0.65, CNN reports.

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