The coronavirus spreads by Europe with new cases at record levels in recent months and anticipates the possible arrival of a third wave of infections and, in some places, a fourth. The main reason lies in the proliferation of Delta variant.
Europe became the first continent this Tuesday, July 20 to exceed 50 million cases of infectious disease, in just 194 days. Hoard 27% of infections that were registered in the world and 31% of total deaths.
The upward trend could be registered in several of the countries that comprise it. France showed a “unprecedented” increase in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. The new infections are 18,000, a figure never recorded since last May.
But what worries even more is the weekly trend, with a 150% increase in new positive cases compared to the previous week. The data is not much better in other countries such as Germany or the UK.
In both scenarios, cases began to double. Specifically in British territory, the weekly increase exceeds 40% and there were 96 deaths in the last day. Likewise, it is feared for the impact that contagions have on the full reopening.
The numbers are also increasing in the Netherlands, where infections increased 500% in a single week. For its part, Slovakia announced the obligation of double vaccination for all those who attend the next visit of Pope Francis.
Finally, both Spain and Portugal recorded an accelerated growth of infections, especially among young people who have not yet been vaccinated. The Spanish territory has around 8 million citizens subject to curfews.
What has rekindled the aggressiveness of the coronavirus, as mentioned earlier, is the Delta variant. First identified in India, is driving the circulation of Covid at a speed that has not been seen with the historical strain of the virus.
The scenario slowly starts to look less favorable when, for example, France and the United Kingdom lifted much of the restrictions against the virus, product of the advanced state of the vaccination campaign in both countries.
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