Geneva, November 4
The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there has been a “further acceleration” in the speed of Covid spread in Europe, which was responsible for about half of the globe’s new cases reported last week.
The UN health agency said in a weekly report that European countries also recorded a 46% increase in deaths compared to the previous week.
In Europe, France, Italy and the UK reported the highest numbers of new cases while Andorra, the Czech Republic and Belgium reported the highest rate per capita.
Poland will announce new curbs as it reported record 24,692 Covid cases and 373 deaths on Wednesday.
In Russia, the daily tally of new Covid cases surged to a record high of 19,768, taking the national tally to 16,93,454.
Meanwhile, a study published in the journal eBioMedicine in United Kingdom states that scientists have analysed organ samples from deceased Covid patients and found extensive lung damage in most cases caused by the persistence of abnormal “fused cells”. — Agencies