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German Coronavirus Cases Rise at Faster Pace for a Second Day

A medical staff member takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the community hospital in Magdeburg, Germany, on April 16.

A medical staff member takes care of a Covid-19 patient in the intensive care unit of the community hospital in Magdeburg, Germany, on April 16.

Photographer: Ronny Hartmann/AFP via Getty Images

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Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases increased at a faster rate for the second day in a row and the number of fatalities climbed above 4,000 as the nation readies for some restrictions on public life to be lifted from next week.