Mass testing, empty ICUs: Germany scores early against virus

BERLIN (AP) — How has Germany kept deaths from the new coronavirus low compared to other European nations, even as infections rise? Experts say labs were quick to ramp up their capacity and up to 500,000 tests can now be conducted in Germany each week. The country also has a comparatively high number of intensive care beds and managed to implement social distancing measures before infection numbers surged. Officials warn, however, that Germany has yet to feel the full force of the outbreak, and say it’s too soon to become complacent.