The Covid-19 pandemic rebounds in Europe, with 239,000 infections per day

Europe has registered since the beginning of October rebound in new cases and deaths from Covid-19, despite the fact that the incidence of pandemic it had stalled since August, according to AFP data compiled from official figures.

During the last week, one million 672,000 cases, an average of 239,000 per day, were reported in the region made up of 52 countries, including Russia and Azerbaijan.

The increase is 18% more than the previous week and approximately 60% more than in August and September, when the number of infections remained at around 150,000 cases per day.

Forty-two countries in the region have experienced an increase in cases in the last seven days, while only seven have posted declining figures.

The current figures are still lower than those reached in the region at its worst, with an average of 284,000 cases per day between November 2 and 8, 2020. But, Europe currently represents more than 55% of new infections in the world.

Without counting the micro-states, the countries most affected by this epidemic rebound are the Czech Republic, with an average of 3,100 daily cases, 124% more than the previous week; Hungary, with 2,000 cases per day, 104% more; and Poland, with almost 5,000 cases, 95% more.

Regarding its population, the States with the most infections in Europe at present are Latvia, with 880 cases per 100,000 inhabitants; Estonia, with 753; and Georgia, with 736.

The number of deaths is also increasing in the region: 3,120 average daily deaths during the last week, an increase of 16% compared to the previous one.

An average of more than 3,000 daily deaths had not been reached since the beginning of May, but these figures are far from the record of 5,735 daily deaths on average in Europe, during the week of January 14-20.

More than a third of deaths in Europe are currently registered in Russia (an average of 1,051 deaths per day), followed by Ukraine (485) and Romania (420).

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