The European Director of the World Health Organization said on Thursday that under the protection of the World Health Organization (WHO), the 53 countries/regions that make up Europe said that last week there were 1.5 million new infections in the country’s record of confirmed COVID-19 cases.
According to the Associated Press, since the pandemic this year, more than 10 million cases have been confirmed.
The Associated Press said, “Europe is once again at the center of this pandemic,” said Hans Kruger, WHO’s regional director for Europe, at a meeting with European health ministers. “At the risk of ringing the alarm bell, I must express our true concerns.”
According to the Associated Press, Kruger said the death toll has increased by more than 30% in the past week, and the hospitalization rate has reached its highest level since the spring.
Kruger said: “The level of positive tests has reached a new high.” He explained that the test system cannot keep up with the trend.
The Associated Press said that in addition to being generally regarded as part of Europe, the European Department of the World Health Organization also includes Russia and Central Asian countries such as Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan (53 countries in total).
Despite the increase in cases, Kruger said a nationwide blockade should be seen as a last resort. He cited economic losses and the impact on mental health as reasons for keeping the country open.
Several European countries, including Germany, Ireland and France, have begun to take restrictive measures to contain the spread of the virus, and they have all implemented shutdown measures.
Kluge warned last month that the increase in infections was even faster than in March, and this should be “awakened.”