Coronavirus: More than 1.5 million deaths in Europe – What’s the difference of the new wave

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The counting of them was made public deaths from coronavirus in Europe of the French Agency based on official reports to date, Thursday (25/11) at 12.00 Greek time, according to which due to Covid-19 more than 1.5 million people have lost their lives, at a time when many countries are re-imposing restrictions to stop cases reaching record levels.

In more detail, they have been officially recorded 1,500,105 deaths in Europe (52 countries and regions from the Atlantic coast to Azerbaijan and Russia) from the first death on the continent in February 2020. The number of new deaths has been increasing since mid-July (4,210 per day on average over the last seven days, + 1% in a week) in the area where is once again the focus of the pandemic.

This report, which takes into account the number of deaths recorded by the national health authorities, is only only a fraction of the deaths actually associated with the coronavirus. THE World Health Organisation Considers that, given the excessive mortality directly and indirectly linked to Covid-19, the pandemic could be two to three times higher by the one who has been officially recorded. The number of new deaths has been rising since mid-July (4,210 per day on average over the last seven days, + 1% compared to the previous week, + 5% compared to a week earlier).

Coronavirus: How is the second wave different from today?

This number reaches corresponding level to that of autumn 2020 while Europe was entering its second wave, during which the continent experienced the most deaths from 14 to 20 January 2021 the week and when vaccination campaigns against Covid-19 had not yet begun. However if there is a comparison, the rate of evolution of these two waves is significantly different.

With around 29,500 dead between November 18 and 24, new deaths on the continent have quadrupled since mid-July. in 20 weeks. Last year, just five weeks were enough to go from 7,000 to 30,000 dead per week, according to the APE-MPE.

The countries most affected


Currently, the most affected country is Russia, which records over 30% of the new daily deaths reported on the continent, with an average of 1,246 deaths each day. According to official figures that the authorities themselves consider largely underestimated, the country counts 269,057 dead. According to the national statistics agency Rosstat, which has a broader definition of deaths from Covid, the total number of pandemics in Russia was close to 450,000 at the end of September.

The United Kingdom (144,286 dead) and h Italy (133,415 dead) follow Russia with the largest total death toll.

The number of new infections has also been rising in Europe since early October. These new infections are officially recorded they have never been so many (369,915 cases a day on average from 18 to 24 November, + 14% over the previous week) – but diagnostic methods have evolved greatly since the spring of 2020.

To tackle the pandemic, the World Health Organization called in early November for vaccination to continue, for mass masks to be used, and for social distancing measures. The agency fears an additional 700,000 deaths in the region by the spring.

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