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The incidence of COVID-19 in Europe decreased by 60% in a month

WHO representative Kluge reported on the improvement of the epidemiological situation in European countries

The incidence of COVID-19 in Europe has decreased by 60% over the past month. The weekly number of new infections in Europe fell from 1.7 million in mid-April to 685,000 new cases last week.

This was announced at a briefing by the Director of the European Office of the World Health Organization, Hans Kluge.

According to him, last week the incidence remained high in eight countries of the region — more than 150 new cases per 100 thousand people.

“The pandemic is not over yet,” he explained.

The WHO representative warned that in the coming months, the lifting of restrictive measures and increased mobility of people could lead to an increase in the number of cases of transmission in Europe.

“If social measures are relaxed, as is currently the case in most countries in the region, it is necessary to redouble efforts on testing, isolation, contact tracing, quarantine, and vaccination in order to maintain control and ensure that the declining trends continue,” Hans Kluge said.

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