More Than 50 Million COVID-19 Cases In Europe: Report


Europe accounts for roughly one-third of all Covid-19 cases. (File)

Paris:

- Advertisement -

More than 50 million people have been infected in Europe by the coronavirus since it emerged in China in December 2019, according to an AFP tally of official data Wednesday.

A total of 50,021,615 cases have been recorded in 52 countries and territories that extend as far as Azerbaijan and Russia, of which 1,382,000 cases were recorded in the past seven days.

- Advertisement -

That represents an average of 197,400 cases per day.

Many European countries have reported a lower number of daily cases in the past two weeks however, and governments are gradually lifting measures taken to stem the spread of Covid-19.

Britain allowed non-essential businesses and outdoor cafes to reopen on April 12, for example, and now reports an average of 2,300 new cases per day.

- Advertisement -

That follows a nationwide lockdown and a large-scale vaccination programme that began in early December and has allowed 64 percent of the adult population to receive at lease one dose.

Italy has also approved a partial reopening of bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, while France, which has Europe’s highest number of declared cases in Europe with more than 5.5 million, reports a slight decline in the number of new infections.

On the other hand, Cyprus has recorded 651 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, the highest rate worldwide according to the data compiled by AFP.

On Friday, the Mediterranean island declared a new two-week lockdown.

Europe accounts for roughly one-third of all Covid-19 cases, but it reported just 24 percent of all new cases in the past week.

More than 1,060,900 people have died in Europe since the epidemic began, but the current figure of around 3,600 per day represents a slight decline from the level in mid-April.

(Except for the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV staff and is published from a syndicated feed.)


Source Link

- Advertisement -

Share

Latest Updates

Denmark Soccer Star Christian Ericksen Collapses During Broadcast – Deadline

A massive global television audience watched in horror today as Christian Ericksen, Denmark’s best player, collapsed on the field just before halftime of...

US Delta Flight 1730 Diverted After Man Threatens To Take Plane Down

<!-- -->Police searched the plane before allowing the flight to continue on. (Representational)Washington: A flight en route from Los Angeles to Atlanta was...

ABC’s ’20/20′, Fox’s ‘WWE Friday Night Smackdown’ Tie – Deadline

Fox’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown and ABC’s newsmag 20/20 tied for the demo wars crown on Friday night, both coming in with an...

Trending News

Denmark Soccer Star Christian Ericksen Collapses During Broadcast – Deadline

A massive global television audience watched in horror today as Christian Ericksen, Denmark’s best player, collapsed on the field just before halftime of...

US Delta Flight 1730 Diverted After Man Threatens To Take Plane Down

<!-- -->Police searched the plane before allowing the flight to continue on. (Representational)Washington: A flight en route from Los Angeles to Atlanta was...

ABC’s ’20/20′, Fox’s ‘WWE Friday Night Smackdown’ Tie – Deadline

Fox’s WWE Friday Night SmackDown and ABC’s newsmag 20/20 tied for the demo wars crown on Friday night, both coming in with an...

Mass Shooting In Austin, Texas 6th Street Entertainment District – Deadline

Austin, Texas’s popular 6th Street entertainment district was the scene of a mass shooting early Saturday morning. Police reported that 13 people were injured...

Former KCBS, ‘Dateline’ Reporter Was 66 – Deadline

Michele Gillen, an investigative reporter whose broadcast career took her from Maine to Miami to Los Angeles, has died from natural causes. She...