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More Than 50 Million Covid Cases In Europe: Report

More Than 50 Million In Europe: Report

More Than 50 Million Covid Cases In Europe: Report

Europe accounts for roughly one-third of all cases. (File)

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More than 50 million people have been infected in Europe by the coronavirus since it emerged in in December 2019, according to an AFP tally of official data Wednesday.

A total of 50,021,615 cases have been recorded in 52 countries and territories that extend as far as Azerbaijan and , of which 1,382,000 cases were recorded in the past seven days.

That represents an average of 197,400 cases per day.

Many European countries have reported a lower number of daily cases in the past two weeks however, and governments are gradually lifting measures taken to stem the spread of Covid-19.

allowed non-essential businesses and outdoor cafes to reopen on April 12, for example, and now reports an average of 2,300 new cases per day.

That follows a nationwide lockdown and a large-scale vaccination programme that began in early December and has allowed 64 percent of the adult population to receive at lease one dose.

Italy has also approved a partial reopening of bars, restaurants, cinemas and theatres, while France, which has Europe’s highest number of declared cases in Europe with more than 5.5 million, reports a slight decline in the number of new infections.

On the other hand, Cyprus has recorded 651 new cases per 100,000 inhabitants in the past week, the highest rate worldwide according to the data compiled by AFP.

On Friday, the Mediterranean island declared a new two-week lockdown.

Europe accounts for roughly one-third of all Covid-19 cases, but it reported just 24 percent of all new cases in the past week.

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More than 1,060,900 people have died in Europe since the epidemic began, but the current figure of around 3,600 per day represents a slight decline from the level in mid-April.

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