Germany had around 163.000 confirmed Covid-19 cases by last week, according to data from Johns Hopkins University, making it the world’s sixth-most-affected country. But its death rate, both relative to the number of patients and to the country’s population, is remarkably low, at around 6,600. This translates to 79 deaths per million inhabitants, compared with 500 for Spain, 463 for Italy, 364 for France, and 191 for the U.S. Another example: in Spain the rate of contagion among health workers is 26% and in Germany 6%.
Germany in the coronavirus crisis is like a card player who was dealt a lucky hand but also played it well. What is the secret of German success in fight of the Covid-19?