Coronavirus: What’s happening in Canada and around the world on Tuesday – CBC

Worries over health-care systems in parts of the Netherlands, Germany

Nov 09, 2021

Germany’s coronavirus infection rate has risen to its highest level since the start of the pandemic, public health figures showed on Monday, and doctors warned they will need to postpone scheduled operations in coming weeks to cope.

Worries over COVID-19 have been rising in Europe as several countries face increasing case numbers.

In the Netherlands, a group of hospitals in the southern province of Limburg on Tuesday called for the government to take new measures to stem rising cases, saying they have no space or staff to handle more coronavirus patients. Five hospitals in the province that borders both Belgium and Germany raised the alarm in a statement, which says they are “heading straight for a health-care blockage and the entire system is grinding to a standstill.”

Bulgaria reported a record number of daily coronavirus deaths on Tuesday as the European Union’s least-vaccinated country grapples with a fourth wave, official data showed.

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