Concern in 53 countries
The World Health Organization (WHO) says Covid is endangered in 53 countries in the European Union and elsewhere. Of these, the WHO estimates that there are 78 million cases in Southeast Asian countries, the eastern Mediterranean, the West Pacific and parts of Africa.
The speed of expansion is worrying
The current pace of Covid expansion in all 53 countries in the European region is alarming. The country is expected to witness another five million Covid deaths by February, according to Hans Klug, director of the World Health Organization’s Europe.
Vaccination is slow
Kluge said the disease is found in people of all ages. Kluge blamed the escalation of such cases on the shortcomings of vaccination and the laxity in public health and social practices. He also alleged that the hospital admission rate was higher than the vaccine rate in the country.
Tests should be strengthened
He said testing should be increased to fight the virus. In addition, the Covid protocol, including the mask and social distance, must be used. Strategies need to change to prevent the spread of the disease, Kluge said.
Mortality is rising
The number of new cases in Europe has been rising every day for six consecutive weeks. In addition, the death toll has been rising for seven consecutive weeks. The official country estimates that there are about 250,000 cases and 3,600 deaths per day.
Covid cases are also on the rise in Russia. Russia has risen to 8,162 deaths in the past seven days, with 3,819 deaths in Ukraine and 3,100 in Romania.