Thursday, November 26, 2020 | ePaper

Europe becomes second region to cross 250,000 deaths as second Covid wave hits

  • Print


A patient infected with the coronavirus is carried on a stretcher to a trauma helicopter to be transferred from the Flevo Hospital, Almere, Netherlands to Germany on Friday.

Reuters  :
Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections reported in the past two weeks.
Europe reported 200,000 daily infections for the first time on Thursday, as many Southern European countries this week reported their highest number of cases in a single day.
Europe accounts for nearly 19% of global deaths and about 22% of global cases, according to a Reuters tally.
The United Kingdom, Italy, France, Russia, Belgium and Spain account for nearly two-thirds of about 250,000 deaths registered until now from a total of about 8 million cases across Europe.The United Kingdom leads Europe's death toll with about 45,000 deaths, followed by Italy, Spain, France and Russia. Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Thursday Britain cannot rely on a vaccine and will need to use other measures to slow the pandemic.
Based on last seven-days daily reported average deaths, Russia is reporting 250 deaths per day, Europe's highest toll, followed by the United Kingdom and France with about 143 deaths each.
France became the seventh country to report more than 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday. It has been one of the countries hardest hit in the second wave and has imposed curfews across much of the nation.
The average number of COVID-19 deaths reported each day in France has been increasing for 10 days straight, according to Reuters analysis.
Spain recently crossed 1 million cases and is reporting 136 fatalities on the latest seven-day average of reported deaths. Its death rate of about 7.38 per 10,000 people is the highest in Europe and second highest in the world after Peru.
The global coronavirus tally stands at about 42.1 million cases and 1.1 million deaths, according to a Reuters tally.
While health services have not so far been overwhelmed to the extent they were in the first wave, medical authorities have warned of a likely surge in demand for intensive care beds as colder weather forces more people indoors and infections spread.

More News For this Category

Metro Rail extension to be caused destruction of Kamlapur Rail Station

Staff Reporter :The under-construction Metro Rail (MRT-6) line--from Diabari at Uttara to Shapla Chattar at Motijheel--will be extended up to Kamlapur Railway Station by 1.16km. Because of it, the

America is back, says Joe Biden as he unveils his Cabinet

America is back, says Joe Biden as he unveils his Cabinet

AFP :Joe Biden, the US president-elect, on Tuesday introduced veteran diplomats and policymakers who will make up his national security and foreign policy team, saying: "America is back, ready

Football legend Maradona dies

Football legend Maradona dies

Mail Online :Diego Maradona has died from a heart attack just days after turning 60.The Argentinian football legend died at home, his lawyer said, just two weeks after having

Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Diego Maradona dies aged 60

Ben Church, CNN : Argentina soccer legend Diego Maradona has died at the age of 60, a source close to his family confirmed to CNN.Regarded as one of the greatest

Thai police revive royal defamation law ahead of protest

Thai police revive royal defamation law ahead of protest

AP, Bangkok :Thai authorities have escalated their legal battle against the students leading pro-democracy protests, charging 12 of them with violating a harsh law against defaming the monarchy.News of

Traders are seen selling Covid-19 safety gears at a makeshift market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka with total disregard to social distancing norms on Wednesday amid the second wave of coronavirus pandemic striking the country.

Traders are seen selling Covid-19 safety gears at a makeshift market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka with total disregard to social distancing norms on Wednesday amid the second wave of coronavirus pandemic striking the country.

.

MP Aslamul grabs 54 acres land of Buriganga, Turag rivers

Staff Reporter :National River Conservation Commission (NRCC) has recommended the removal of Maisha Power Plant and Arisha Economic Zone as these have been set up illegally grabbing about 54

Cheating behind glittering decoration

Syed Shemul Parvez :The cooking environment in the kitchens of the cities' most famous hotels and restaurants is extremely unhealthy.Somewhere the new food is cooked with rotten stale food

Rampant sale of protective gears in unhygienic condition

Noman Mosharef :Traders are selling Covid-19 safety gear including face masks and other items at a makeshift market under Babubazar Bridge in Old Dhaka in unhygienic condition amid the

A rare judgement saves 50 families from breaking apart in Sunamganj

Our Correspondent :A court in Sunamganj district on Wednesday freed the accused of 50 cases on condition that they would look after their wives and children returning to their