Coronavirus: In Central Europe the countries that mourn the most dead in relation to their population

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Central and Eastern Europe are among the seven countries that are currently mourning the largest number of of the dead from the coronavirus in relation to their population, according to a count of the French Agency today at 17:00 Greek time.

With 307 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, Hungary is -between countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants- the most affected in relation to its population. It is followed by the Czech Republic (281 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Bosnia / Herzegovina (280), Northern Macedonia (258), Bulgaria (254), Montenegro (251) and Slovakia (226).

In total, Montenegro, the most sparsely populated of these seven countries (628,000 inhabitants), has recorded 1,578 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic. The Czech Republic, the most densely populated in this group of states (10.7 million inhabitants), has recorded 30,088 deaths.

Montenegro and the Czech Republic are also the two countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants that have recorded the most cases of Covid-19 reported in the population since the beginning of the pandemic, with 15,839 and 15,505 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, respectively.

Overall, 9 out of 10 countries with more than 100,000 inhabitants most affected by the pandemic, in a number of reported deaths in the population, are in Europe. These are the first seven countries in Central and Eastern Europe, followed by Belgium (215 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants), Brazil (215) and another Balkan country, Slovenia (210).

Europe as a whole is the region with the most casualties, with 1,130,491 deaths and 52,724,615 cases, followed by Latin America and the Caribbean (1,024,435 deaths, 32,493,431 cases) and the United States and Canada ( 618,685 deaths, 34,612,033 cases).

The Covid-19 pandemic has killed more than 3.5 million people worldwide since the first cases were identified in China in December 2019.

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