Europe Seeing COVID Surge After Weeks Of Decline

The Washington Post reports:

A coronavirus resurgence across Europe has ended a six-week decline in new cases on the continent, the World Health Organization said Thursday, reflecting a broader global trend that has seen infections on the rise again.

New covid-19 cases in the European region rose by 9 percent over the past week, the WHO’s regional director for Europe, Hans Kluge, said in a briefing. More than half of the region is seeing an increase in new infections, he said, including a particularly worrying surge in the east of the region.

“We are seeing a resurgence in central and eastern Europe. New cases are also on the rise in several western European countries where rates were already high,” he said.

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