More than 30 million coronavirus cases have been officially recorded in Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official health statistics at 0800 GMT on Friday
Paris, (APP – UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News – 15th Jan, 2021 ) :More than 30 million coronavirus cases have been officially recorded in Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official health statistics at 0800 GMT on Friday.
Europe is followed by the United States and Canada, which had recorded 23,994,507 cases, Latin America and the Caribbean 16,989,628, Asia 14,485,588, the middle East 4,323,966, Africa 3,170,837 and Oceania 31,443.
The worst affected countries in Europe were Russia with 3,520,531 cases and 64,495 deaths, Britain with 3,260,258 infections and 86,015 deaths, France (2,851,670 and 69,313) Turkey (2,364,801 and 23,495), Italy (2,336,279 and 80,848) and Spain (2,211,967 and 53,079).
Europe and North America are the regions with the highest number of daily cases.
Last week, each of these two regions registered an average of around 260,000 new cases per day.
The total number of new cases globally was around 730,000 per day.
Among the countries with fast-rising numbers of cases, Spain saw a jump of 168 percent in the past seven days compared to the previous week, with 193,545 new cases.
Since the start of the pandemic, the number of tests conducted has greatly increased while testing and reporting techniques have improved, leading to a rise in reported cases.
However the number of diagnosed cases is only a part of the real total of infections as a significant number of less serious or asymptomatic cases always remain undetected.