The number of deaths from COVID-19 in Europe has exceeded 1.5 million

Aggregated data by AFP news agency (France) published on November 25 shows that the number of deaths from the COVID-19 pandemic in Europe has increased by more than 1.5 million since the outbreak in Europe. this continent.

Medical staff treat COVID-19 patients at a hospital in Magdeburg, Germany. Photo: AFP/VNA

According to the above data, as of 5pm on November 25 (Vietnam time), Europe recorded a total of 1,500,105 deaths from COVID-19. Europe recorded its first death from this disease in February 2020.

This announcement comes in the context of a number of European countries having to re-impose restrictive measures to prevent the spread of the disease.

The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC) has recommended booster shots for all adults, with preference given to people over 40 years of age, although it has previously suggested that booster shots should be considered for adults. old age and people with weakened immune systems. Many European Union (EU) countries have already started booster shots, but are using different criteria for prioritization and different time intervals between the first and booster shots.

Currently, the number of deaths from COVID-19 in Germany as of November 25 has passed the 100,000 mark, while the number of new infections per day continues to increase at a high level, posing a challenge to the new government of the country. this.

According to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), since the outbreak of the disease in Germany, the country has so far recorded a total of 100,119 deaths. In the past 24 hours, the country added 75,961 new infections, the highest daily increase ever. Hospitals in some regions, especially in eastern and southern Germany, are at risk of overcrowding and experts warn that the death toll could rise.

The head of the RKI said that the death rate in Germany is currently 0.8%, meaning that if the number of new infections per day is at 50,000, about 400 people will die every day.

Meanwhile, a number of hospitals in the Netherlands have become overwhelmed, having to suspend treatment and organ transplant operations to focus on intensive care beds for COVID-19 patients due to the number of new infections. increasingly increasing. The number of patients hospitalized in the Netherlands has increased to the highest level since the beginning of May, and experts warn that hospitals will have to operate at full capacity in less than a week if the epidemic occurs. is not prevented.

Although about 85% of adults in the Netherlands are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, the number of new infections in the country still increased at a record high with 23,709 new cases recorded on November 24. Currently, the total number of cases in the Netherlands has increased to more than 2.5 million, including more than 19,000 deaths. In the context of the number of new infections continuing to increase at a high level, the Netherlands is expected to announce new blockade measures on November 26.


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