The death toll in the country is set to overtake China by Wednesday where 3,305 people have reportedly died from the virus.
Finally, a reminder that most people who contract the disease recover; many may never notice they had it at all.
The US has the most cases with over 188,000, followed by Italy at 105,792, Spain 95,923 and China at 82,279.
- Bells tolled in Madrid's deserted central square and flags were lowered in a day of mourning as Spain raced to build field hospitals to treat an onslaught of coronavirus patients.
Intensive care units in more than a third of the 17 regions are full and respirators are having to be shifted from less severely affected areas.
That's despite an overall timid slowdown in its spread for the past week, allowing authorities to focus on avoiding the collapse of the health care system.
Italy officially has the highest death toll from coronavirus, with the disease killing around 12,000 people in under six weeks.
The toll rose after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said 332 people had died across the state since Monday.
One reason Germany is in better shape than other European countries is its high proportion of ICU beds, at 33.9 per 100,000 people, compared to 8.6 in Italy.
This will cover the unemployed, workers who have been temporarily laid off or lost hours, self-employed people on low earnings, people who have lost short-term contracts and domestic workers who have had to stay at home.
In Italy, coronavirus patient Andrea Napoli, 33, said he didn't remotely expect that he would be hospitalized, struggling for his life, since he was young and fit.
The crisis in China, where the outbreak began in late December, continued to ease.