The good news in the Corona pandemic: the number of Covid cases in Europe dropped by 21 percent in the past 33rd calendar week. The data were released by the EU health agency ECDC in a report Friday.
The incidence remained relatively high at 393 cases per 100,000 population. A similar trend could be seen in the over-65 age group.
Minus in cases in Europe in week 33 – the spread of Corona wave from west to east
The recent Corona wave with subvariant B.A5 spread from west to east and is reported to have peaked in all countries except Croatia, according to ECDC. There, covid cases increased 46 percent from the previous week, especially among 65-year-olds.
The 14-day death rate is associated with SARS-CoV-2.
The 14-day death rate associated with SARS-CoV-2 decreased over three weeks to 12 deaths per million population from 15.6 deaths per million population the week before. An increasing trend was evident in Latvia, Lithuania, Malta, and Norway.
ECDC forecast on several covid cases.
Next week (calendar week 35), covid case numbers are expected to decrease to a level of 168 cases per 100,000 population, according to the ECDC forecast. Hospitalizations are expected to stabilize at a rate of 5.5 new admissions per 100,000 population, and covid-related deaths are expected to reach a seven-day average of 7.1 deaths per day.
Case rates in the coming week are expected to increase in Finland, Hungary, and Sweden. Hospitalizations are expected to increase in Estonia, Latvia, Malta, and Norway, according to ECDC. A rising death trend was forecast in Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, and Slovenia.
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