WHO: More than one million deaths in Europe Region

Europe has passed a sad mark in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Office: more than one million deaths related to CoV infections have now been recorded in countries in the WHO European Region. Every week, 1.6 million new infections are currently being added, WHO Regional Director Hans Kluge said today.

“That’s 9,500 every hour, 160 people every minute,” Kluge said, illustrating the numbers of new infections. The situation in the European Region thus remains serious, he said. Only among the oldest in society are we seeing a declining incidence, presumably thanks to advances in vaccination.

There are early signs that coronavirus transmission is slowing in several countries in the Region, he said. However, those signs do not equate to low transmission rates, Kluge cautioned.

Copenhagen-based WHO Europe counts a total of more than 50 countries in the European Region, including Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, in addition to the European Union.

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