The cumulative number of cases in Europe has exceeded 50 million since December 2019, when China was the first country to see cases of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), according to official statistics from AFP on April 28.
The cumulative cases have now come to 5,002,615 cases in 52 European countries and territories, including Azerbaijan and Russia. A total of 1,382,000 cases have been recorded in the past 7 days, which represents an average of 197,400 cases per day.
However, in the past two weeks, many European countries have seen a decrease in new cases on a single day. Some governments are gradually relaxing their antiviral measures to curb the spread of the virus.
For example, the United Kingdom allowed non-essential stores and outdoor cafes to reopen on April 12. There are now an average of 2,300 new cases a day in the UK.
This follows a nationwide lockdown and a mass vaccination program that began in early December last year and has so far reached 64 percent of adults with at least one dose of the vaccine.
In addition, Italy has approved the partial reopening of bars, restaurants, cinemas and theaters. France has the highest number of cumulative cases in Europe with more than 5.5 million cases, but the number of new cases has also decreased slightly.
On the other hand, Cypress had 651 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, the highest in the world according to Agence France-Presse. The Mediterranean island nation announced a new two-week embargo on the 23rd.
Europe accounts for about one-third of the world’s cumulative cases, but only 24 percent of the world’s new cases this past week.
Since the beginning of the epidemic, more than 1.06 million 900 people have died of the disease in Europe. However, about 3,600 people are currently dying each day, a slight decrease from mid-April.