Increase in coronavirus transmission rates in Europe ‘deeply worrying’: WHO

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Published: 2021-08-30 13:42

Last Updated: 2022-05-18 03:58


Increase in coronavirus transmission rates in Europe ‘deeply worrying’: WHO
Increase in coronavirus transmission rates in Europe ‘deeply worrying’: WHO

Monday, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) in Europe, Hans Kluge, said that the increase in coronavirus transmission rates in Europe over the last two weeks combined with low levels of COVID-19 vaccination in some European countries are “deeply worrying.”

Kluge added that in the past six weeks, demand for COVID-19 vaccination across Europe has slowed down.

According to Kluge, some countries in Europe are beginning to observe an increased burden on hospitals and more deaths.

He said that there is a need to focus on three fundamental elements, which are increasing vaccine production, sharing vaccine doses equitably and driving vaccine acceptance and demand.

WHO also said it feared that 236,000 more coronavirus deaths will take place in Europe by Dec. 1.

According to the latest data published by Worldometers, a total of 217,315,535 coronavirus cases and 4,517,194 deaths have been confirmed globally.