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Widespread coronavirus testing in Germany has been lauded for the country's low fatality rate, with experts stressing the importance of testing widely early.

Germany has more than 10,000 cases, with experts saying the number of undetected cases is low. Its fatality rate of 0.5% is currently the lowest in the world. 

Australia is testing 10,000 people a day with newly-loosened guidelines for who can be tested amid a rise in community transmissions.