The first two deaths from COVID-19 in Germany were confirmed by local health authorities on Monday.
A person from the district of Heinsberg and a 89-year-old woman from Essen in the western state of North Rhine-Westphalia (NRW) died from the disease,
German local media Focus quoted the NRW ministry of health as saying.
The district of Heinsberg will hold a press conference on Monday evening to provide more details. Heinsberg is one of the German regions hardest hit by the COVID-19.
According to official data,
the number of confirmed cases in Germany rose to 1,112 by Monday morning, 484 of which are in NRW.
The district of Heinsberg had seen nearly 300 confirmed cases of the disease.
On Sunday, a 59-year-old fireman from Hamburg died from the disease while on vacation in Egypt.
As we wrote on the morning, Hungarian authorities have reported another two cases of the new coronavirus, after another Iranian student and a Hungarian woman tested positive for the virus, read more HERE.