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focus on it now covid 19 pandemic, Europe The detection of the virus in December 2019 surpassed the threshold of 100 million cases recorded, i.e. more than a third of all infections worldwide, according to France’s agency’s calculations, at 20.45 Greek time.
The 100,074,753 infections recorded in Europe (52 countries and territories from the Atlantic coast to Azerbaijan and Russia) represent more than a third of the 288,279,803 cases worldwide since the outbreak of the pandemic.
With over 4.9 million infections in the past seven days (59% more than the previous week), the region is currently facing an unprecedented level of cases.
The ten countries with the highest incidence rates (number of cases per 100,000 inhabitants in seven days) are across Europe. Others include Denmark (with an effect of 2,045), and Ireland (with an effect of 1964).
In France, more than 1 million cases (1,103,555) have been detected in the past seven days, or about 10% of the total cases reported in the country since the start of the pandemic.
Of the 52 countries and territories that make up the region of Europe, 17 broke their record number of cases in a week in the past few days.
These figures are based on reports published daily by the health authorities of each country. From the start of the pandemic to the discovery of the virus in late 2019, a significant proportion of less severe or asymptomatic cases remain undetected, despite the intensity of testing in many countries. In addition, testing policies differ from country to country.
The spurt in infections is not currently accompanied by an increase in deaths on the European continent. Europe recorded an average of 3,413 daily deaths over the past seven days, down 7% from the previous week. At its highest, that number had reached the continent’s average of 5,735 deaths per day in January 2021.
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