Europe crosses 150,000 daily Covid mark

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Europe sur­passed 150,000 daily coro­n­avirus cases just a week af­ter re­port­ing 100,000 cases for the first time, ac­cord­ing to Reuters tally, with coun­tries such as France, Ger­many re­port­ing record daily num­bers of in­fec­tions this week.

Much of Europe has tight­ened curbs in­clud­ing mea­sures such as shut­ting or or­der­ing early clos­ing of restau­rants , but now the surg­ing in­fec­tion rates are also test­ing gov­ern­ments’ re­solve to keep schools and non-Covid med­i­cal care go­ing. Glob­ally, cases rose by more than 400,000 for the first time late on Fri­day, a record one-day in­crease. As a re­gion, Europe is re­port­ing more daily cases than In­dia, Brazil and the United States com­bined. The in­crease is partly ex­plained by far more test­ing than was done in the first wave of the pan­demic. The United King­dom, France, Rus­sia, Nether­lands, Ger­many and Spain ac­counted for about half of Europe’s new cases this week. France, which is re­port­ing the high­est seven-day av­er­age of new cases in Europe with 21,210 in­fec­tions per day, re­ported a record 30,621 cases on Thurs­day.

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