Daily deaths from COVID-19 in Europe increased by 40% in one week


According to the World Health Organization, daily deaths from COVID-19 increased nearly 40% from the previous week.

WHO spokesperson Margaret Harris said France, Spain, Britain, the Netherlands and Russia had the most cases, increasing by a third in Europe, according to Mediafax.

“The concern is that intensive care units in hospitals are starting to fill up with very sick people,” he warned.

Dr Harris said the effectiveness of the new restrictions imposed in several European countries could be analyzed in just two weeks.

“We will see a reduction in cases, but we will not see it overnight,” the WHO spokesperson said.

Belgium is on the verge of disaster. A senior health official warned the country could run out of intensive care beds in just two weeks.

The country with 11.5 million people has reported an average of over 13,000 cases a day in the past week, according to the National Institute of Public Health in Sciensano. The COVID-19 outbreak in Belgium is the second worst in Europe in terms of new cases per capita, after the Czech Republic.

Yves Van Laethem, a spokesman for the Belgian coronavirus group, warned that if the Belgians did not change their behavior, the intensive care units would reach 2,000 patients in 15 days.

Publisher: Monica Bonea


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