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March 19, 2021 Europe

Europe becomes first region to surpass 1 million COVID-19 deaths

Europe becomes first region to surpass 1 million COVID-19 deaths - Czech Points

According to Reuters, Europe has become the first region in the world to have more than a million people die with covid-19. It crossed this line when new variants of the virus had triggered a third wave of the epidemic in many countries.

According to Reuters statistics, at least 37.222 million people have been infected in the European region since the start of the current pandemic, and 1,000,062 have died. There are 51 countries in Europe, including the 27 member states of the European Union, Britain, and Russia.

More than 550,000 deaths in patients infected with coronavirus in the EU27, with less than a tenth of its population being vaccinated. European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said that “we see a third wave culminating in the Member States, and we are aware that we need to speed up the pace of vaccination
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According to the Our World in Data portal, 12 out of a hundred people in the European region received the covid-19 vaccine; in the United States, there are 34 vaccinated people per 100 inhabitants. In Israel, there are as many as 110 vaccine doses per 100 inhabitants. Some vaccines are given in two doses.

According to the latest data from the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC), the worst situation in the last 14 days is from the European Union countries, as a week ago in the Czech Republic. There are 1,518 infected per 100,000 inhabitants. In second place is Estonia and in third place in Hungary. The Czechia also has the highest number of deaths per capita in two weeks: there are about 272 per million inhabitants. Slovakia and Hungary follow the Czech Republic.