World Covid-19: more than 800,000 deaths recorded in Europe
The Pandemic Is in Tenuous Retreat
New COVID-19 cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all dropped this week.The good news in COVID-19 data continued this week, as new cases, hospitalizations, and deaths all dropped. For the seven-day period running January 28 to February 3, weekly new cases were down more than 16 percent over the previous week, and dropped below 1 million for the first time since the week of November 5. This is still an astonishing number of new cases a week, but far better than the nearly 1.8 million cases reported the week of January 14. Tests also declined nationally, but by less than 3 percent, nowhere near enough to explain the steep drop in cases.
P more than 800,000 deaths from Covid-19 have been officially recorded in Europe since start of the pandemic in December 2019, according to a count made by Agence France-Presse on Saturday at 5:30 p.m. based on reports provided by the health authorities.
The 52 countries and territories of the region (which includes Russia and Turkey) had a total of 800,361 deaths (for 35,395,270 reported cases), ahead of Latin America and the Caribbean (635,834 deaths, 20,021,361 cases), the United States / Canada (502064, 28 312 719), and Asia (247 730, 15 641 940).
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More than 4,000 deaths per day
Last week, the region recorded an average of 4,478 deaths per day, or 14% less than the previous week. Since November 11, the region has recorded at least 4,000 deaths every day, on average, even reaching 5,700 deaths at the end of January, its record since the start of the pandemic. For the past month, the contaminations trend has been dropping sharply in Europe. If the curve of the average daily deaths also sags, the dynamic remains rather constant when placed in a longer time frame.
Indeed, since the beginning of November, 100,000 deaths have been recorded approximately every 20 days. The threshold of half a million deaths was passed on December 17, that of 600,000 on January 7, then 700,000 on January 25.
The Pandemic Can End Without Herd Immunity
The new variants are rewriting the pandemic’s end—but it can still end.For COVID-19, the herd-immunity threshold is estimated to be between 60 and 90 percent. That’s the proportion of people who need to have immunity either from vaccination or from prior infection. In the U.S., the countdown to when enough people are vaccinated to reach herd immunity has already begun.
2.38 million deaths worldwide
The countries most affected in Europe are the United Kingdom with 116,908 deaths for 4,027,106 cases, Italy with 93,045 deaths (2,697,296 contaminations), France (81,488, 3,427,386) Russia (79,696, 4,057,698) and Spain (64,747, 3,056,035 ).
In relation to the population, the country most affected by the pandemic is Belgium with 186 deaths per 100,000 inhabitants, followed by Slovenia (178), the United Kingdom (171), the Czech Republic (169) and the Italy (154). The death figures are based on the reports communicated daily by the health authorities of each country and exclude post-facto revisions made by statistical bodies on the basis of excess mortality studies, as was the case in Russia, the United Kingdom. Uni and Spain.
Globally, Covid-19 has caused 2.38 million deaths since the start of the epidemic in December 2019.
The US is about to surpass half a million Covid-19 deaths .
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the massive loss of life is “almost unbelievable.”Dr. Anthony Fauci, the country’s leading infectious disease expert, said Sunday that the death toll is “almost unbelievable.