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WHO: Two-thirds of new COVID-19 cases worldwide in Europe in the past week

WHO: Two-thirds of new COVID-19 cases worldwide in Europe in the past week


WHO: Two-thirds of new COVID-19 cases worldwide in Europe in the past week.


On November 11 According to the Associated Press reported on November 10, the World Health Organization reported on the 10th that in the past week, new deaths from COVID-19 pneumonia in Europe increased by 10% year-on-year, making it the only COVID-19 pneumonia in the world Infected cases and deaths are steadily increasing in regions. This is the sixth consecutive week that new infections have risen in Europe.


The WHO said in its weekly epidemic report that there were approximately 3.1 million new cases worldwide in the past week, an increase of approximately 1% over the previous week. Nearly two-thirds of new infections — 1.9 million — occurred in Europe, an increase of 7%.


The countries with the most new cases in the world are the United States, Russia, the United Kingdom, Turkey and Germany. The number of new deaths in a single week in the world has decreased by about 4%, and all regions except Europe have decreased.


According to a report from Efee News Agency on November 9th, Central Europe and Southeast Europe have become the new focus of the new coronavirus pandemic in Europe. Due to the low vaccination rate, the fourth wave of the deadly epidemic has increased the infection rate and mortality rate to the absolute maximum. .


According to the report, experts attribute the severity of the situation to the arrival of the cold climate and the spread of the new coronavirus delta variant strain in people with low vaccination rates.


The latest data from the UK “Look at the World with Data” website shows that there is a clear correlation between low vaccination rates and high mortality in Europe, especially in Southeast Europe.


Bulgaria, the poorest country in the European Union, is at the bottom of the vaccination sequence. Less than 22.5% of the population has completed the entire vaccination process, and the death rate ranks first, with an average of nearly 23 deaths per million inhabitants per day.


This situation is in sharp contrast with Spain and other countries. About 74% of Spain’s population has completed two vaccinations, with an average daily mortality rate of 0.58 per million inhabitants.


Bulgaria currently has a total of 723 critically ill patients receiving treatment in the intensive care unit of the COVID-19, and the load limit of the country’s intensive care unit is estimated to be between 750 and 800 beds, and the hospital is on the verge of collapse.


The report also said that although the number of new infections in Romania has dropped by 50% in recent days to about 10,000 cases per day, the situation is still very critical, with more than 300 deaths every day and nearly 19,000 hospitalizations, of which 10% are in hospitals. ICU. Many hospitals continue to collapse or are at a load limit, forcing dozens of patients to transfer to other countries, and hospitals have to suspend non-emergency inpatient treatment. Only less than one-third of Romania’s population has received full vaccination, which makes the country one of the countries with the lowest vaccination rates in the European Union.


In Serbia, a non-EU member state, the average number of deaths on Sundays has also increased in recent days, setting a new high last Sunday, with 69 new deaths in a single day. A big problem in this country is that the proportion of young people between 18 and 30 years old is not more than 25% vaccinated. In countries such as Croatia, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Slovenia, and Hungary, the vaccination rate is between 44% and 58%, and hospitals are again crowded with people infected with the COVID-19.


The Czech Ministry of Health has announced a campaign to promote vaccination, and its shocking status shows that after questioning the effectiveness of the vaccine, a large number of patients died or entered the intensive care unit for treatment.


In Hungary, where the epidemic continues to spread, an average of 72 people die every day, and 60% of the vaccination rate has stagnated. The government has given the company the green light to make mandatory requirements for employees to be vaccinated.


According to a report from Agence France-Presse on November 9, the chief scientist of the WHO said on the 9th that she is looking forward to the launch of the “second-generation” COVID-19 vaccine, including nasal sprays and oral preparations. Sumia Swaminathan said that these vaccines may have advantages over existing vaccines because they are easier to deliver into the body than injections and can even be used on their own.





WHO: Two-thirds of new COVID-19 cases worldwide in Europe in the past week

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