According to the World Health Organization, coronavirus cases in Europe have tripled in the last six weeks, accounting for roughly half of all infections worldwide. Although hospitalisation rates have increased, critical care admissions have remained low.
Dr. Hans Kluge, WHO’s Europe director, described COVID-19 as “a severe and potentially lethal illness” that people should not underestimate in a statement released on Tuesday. He claimed that super-infectious relatives of the omicron type were causing fresh outbreaks across the continent and that repetitive infection might lead to lengthy COVID.
WHO reported over 3 million new coronavirus infections in its European region, which runs from Scandinavia to Central Asia, last week, adding that the virus was killing roughly 3,000 people per week. COVID-19 instances have grown globally in the last five weeks, despite governments reducing testing.