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Russia, Ukraine and Romania see highest number of deaths in Europe in weekly report

Nov 03, 2021

The number of coronavirus cases has risen in Europe for the fifth consecutive week, making it the only world region where COVID-19 is still increasing, the World Health Organization reported.

In its weekly report on the pandemic, the UN health agency said new cases jumped by six per cent in Europe for the week of Oct. 25 to 31, compared to an 18 per cent increase the previous week. The weekly number of new infections in other regions either fell or remained about the same, according to the report.

Overall, three million new weekly cases were reported globally, the report states. The number of deaths from COVID-19 worldwide rose by eight per cent.

The coronavirus infection rate was by far the highest in Europe, which reported about 192 new cases per 100,000 people, followed by the Americas, which had about 72 new cases per 100,000.

While the Czech Republic, Poland and other countries in Central and Eastern Europe have reported recent infection spikes, the continuing rise in confirmed cases across Europe has been driven mostly by:

The United Kingdom, with 285,028 new cases — a 14 per cent decrease from a week earlier.
Russia, with 272,147 new cases — a nine per cent increase.
Turkey, with 182,027 new cases — an eight per cent decrease.

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