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WHO says COVID-19 spread in Europe accelerating further

The World Health Organization says there has been a “further acceleration” in the speed of COVID-19’s spread in Europe, which was responsible for about half of the globe’s new cases reported last week.

The UN health agency says in a weekly report that European countries have also recorded a 46% increase in deaths compared with the previous week. Although deaths also rose in the Americas, the rate of increase there is only 2%.

In Europe, France, Italy and the UK have reported the highest numbers of new cases while Andorra, the Czech Republic and Belgium have reported the highest rate per capita.

— AP

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