Europe passes 20 million COVID-19 infections

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Dec 09 2020 05:33 AM

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A display shows the departure time of a train of Swiss train operator SBB from Zurich to Milan, Italy, as the spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues, at the central station in Zurich, Switzerland December 8, 2020. Arnd Wiegmann, Reuters

PARIS - Health officials have recorded more than 20 million cases of the coronavirus across Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at 1315 GMT on Tuesday.

Europe is the worst affected region for the disease, which was first detected on the continent at the beginning of the year.

Almost 40 percent of the new cases detected over the last seven days worldwide were in Europe, but the rate of infection appears to be stabilizing, with a two percent drop in cases compared with the previous week.

Behind Europe, the United States and Canada has 15.4 million cases and Latin America 13.6 million. To date, there have been 67 million cases recorded across the world since the outbreak began at the end of 2019.


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