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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Good morning, last week, new cases of #COVID19 in Europe rose 9% to just above one million. This brought a promising six week decline in new cases to an end, with more than half of our region seeing increasing numbers of new infections @hans_kluge
— WHO/Europe (@WHO_Europe) March 4, 2021