According to the World Health Organization (WHO), more people in Europe have now been fully vaccinated against coronavirus than have been confirmed to be infected with the virus. The first infections in the European Region were reported 462 days ago, said Hans Kluge, WHO Regional Director for Europe. Since then, he said, the virus has been detected in 5.5 percent of the total European population, while seven percent have been fully vaccinated.
For the first time in two months, the WHO said, the number of new infections has also dropped significantly – but infection rates remain extremely high. According to Kluge, the virus “still carries the potential to have devastating effects.”
According to WHO, there have been about 51.3 million infections in the Europe region so far, including nearly 1.37 million in the past seven days. According to Kluge, about 215 million doses of vaccine have been administered in the region so far. An estimated 16 percent of the population has received at least one dose. The WHO counts more than 50 countries in total in the European region, including Turkey, Russia and Ukraine, for example, in addition to the EU.
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