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ZURICH (Reuters) – Around 159,000 more people have died than expected in 24 European countries since the beginning of March, an official from the World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday, with a "significant portion" of the increase related to COVID. 19th
So far, more than 2 million people in Europe have been affected by the new corona virus, an increase of 15% in the past two weeks, with Russia, Turkey, Belarus and Great Britain leading the way in new infections, WHO European officials said in a call. More than 175,000 people have died.
While the number of excessive deaths takes all causes of death into account, Katie Smallwood, a WHO emergency official, said the timing – recorded when thousands of people in intensive care units died in locations such as northern Italy, France, Spain, and the United Kingdom – was quoted. indicates the lethal effects of COVID-19.
"What we have seen very clearly is that the highest levels of mortality in these countries correspond to the high levels of COVID-19 transmission," Smallwood told reporters. "This gives us a very good indication that a very significant proportion of these excessive deaths are related to COVID-19."
According to Smallwood, countries like Germany, Switzerland, and others that may relax restrictions, including bars, discos, and other social centers, must first have robust disease detection, testing, and traceability systems in order to potentially "wave" them in to keep the epidemic at bay could reappear.
"The opening of companies or clubs (and bars) where people come together must depend on a very strong ability of the health system to know how the virus spreads, where it goes … and to ensure targeted interventions To prevent and interrupt transmission of the virus, this can be done, "Smallwood said.
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