A Europe recorded more than 250 thousand deaths due to complications of the new coronavirus until this Sunday (18), according to a survey by the news agency France Presse. The number is equivalent to one fifth of all deaths by Covid-19 no mundo.
In total, since the beginning of the pandemic, there have been 250,030 confirmed deaths from coronavirus complications across the continent also records more than 7.3 million cases of the disease. Most deaths are concentrated in five countries:
- United Kingdom (43,646)
- Italy (36,543)
- Spain (33,775)
- France (33,392)
- Russia (24,187)
Only in last week, more than 8,000 people died Covid-19 in the region. The continent, which has already been identified as the epicenter of the pandemic in the world, has again taken tough measures to contain a further advance of the disease.
Tour guide wears mask while speaking in front of the Colosseum in Rome, Italy, during the new coronavirus pandemic – Photo: Andrew Medichini / AP
This Sunday, Italy beat – for the fourth day in a row – its daily record of new cases of Covid-19. In the last 24 hours alone, the country has registered 11,705 cases of coronavirus, the highest daily count since the outbreak began in the country.
There was also an increase in the number of deaths – 69, against 47 announced on Saturday, 55 on Friday and 83 on Thursday. THE number is much lower than those registered at the height pandemic in Italy (March and April), when a daily peak of more than 900 deaths was reached.
Italy was the first country in Europe to be reached by Covid-19 and has the second highest death toll on the continent, behind only the United Kingdom. The Italian government has imposed new restrictions on meetings, restaurants and school activities in an attempt to slow the rise in infections.
European countries break records of new Covid cases
In France, at least nine cities – including the capital Paris – started to have a curfew between 9 pm and 6 am, as a measure to prevent the spread of the disease.
London and eight other British cities have been classified as areas of high contagion risk – the second level on a scale of up to three. More than 28 million people – half of the English population – will no longer be able to meet indoors with people from different houses.
Switzerland also recorded an increase in cases. As a result, the government imposed the use of a mandatory mask as of Monday (19) in closed public places.
“This week, the number of cases has doubled, and the increase is now exponential,” said Swiss President Simonetta Sommaruga, to justify the seriousness of the situation.