Europe's Covid-19 Surge Is a Warning to the World, WHO Says
jpnn.com, JENEWA - Europe recorded a 55 percent rise in Covid-19 cases in the past four weeks despite vaccines being available.
That should serve as a warning to other regions, World Health Organization (WHO) officials said on Thursday.
WHO emergency affairs director Mike Ryan said some European countries had "suboptimal vaccination coverage".
"It's a warning shot for the world to see what is happening in Europe despite availability of vaccination," Ryan told a news conference.
Several European countries have reported increases, even spikes, of daily Covid-19 cases.
Daily cases of Covid-19 in Germany, Croatia, Slovenia, and Slovakia hit record highs.
Daily deaths from Covid-19 in Russia hit a record, while total cases in Ukraine crossed 3 million and daily cases in Poland hit 15,000 for the first time since April.
Meanwhile, the number of hospitalized cases of Covid-19 in Belgium rose again to the level of lockdown in October 2020.
Europe recorded a 55 percent rise in Covid-19 cases in the past four weeks despite vaccines being available.
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