3 Eastern European countries "critical" because of the Covid-19 epidemic

Three Eastern European countries including Russia, Ukraine, Romania have broken records for the number of deaths and Covid-19 cases per day in the context that Europe is the only continent to record a weekly increase in both the number of Covid-19 cases and the number of Covid-19 cases. deaths and infections.

People vaccinated in Bucharest - Romania. Photo: EPA-EFE
People vaccinated in Bucharest - Romania. Photo: EPA-EFE

The number of deaths and cases of Covid-19 in the world increased by 0.5% and 2% respectively. On October 24, Russia recorded a record high number of 1,072 deaths out of a total of 230,600 cases across the country, becoming the country with the fifth highest number of deaths in the world.

Ukraine reported 386 more deaths from Covid-19 on October 24, ranking 19th with a total of 63,872 deaths. Ranked 20th globally with 44,679 deaths from Covid-19, Romania has added 381 deaths about 5 days after recording a record high number of 561 cases.

The three countries mentioned above also recorded the highest number of deaths in the past week in Europe, specifically Russia with 7,213 cases, Ukraine with 3,072 cases and Romania with 2,775 cases. The whole of Europe recorded an additional 18,736 deaths from Covid-19 and led the world in the total number of Covid-19 deaths as of October 24, with more than 1.28 million. Europe has a total of nearly 63 million Covid-19 cases, ranking second after Asia, where there are more than 78.6 million infections.

Three Eastern European countries, including Russia, Ukraine and Romania, also recorded a record number of new cases per day in the past week. Ranked fifth in the world in terms of infections, Russia has increased by 211,666 cases in the past week. Romania has an additional 99,474 cases/week, ranking 30th globally. Meanwhile, Ukraine, the country ranked 18th in terms of infections, recorded an additional 93,969 cases in the past week.

All three Eastern European countries lag behind in vaccination, with only about a third of the population getting at least one dose.

Meanwhile, the UK recorded the most Covid-19 cases in Europe in the past week, with 331,349 cases, an increase of 16%, out of a total of more than 8.7 million cases and ranked 4th in the number of Covid-19 cases. -19 globally. The number of deaths from Covid-19 each week in the UK also increased by 13% at 934 people and ranked 8th globally with 139,533 deaths.

The UK was the first country in the world to start rolling out the vaccine in December last year, reaching 74.3% of the population receiving at least one shot.

To date, the number of deaths from Covid-19 worldwide is more than 4.9 million and the number of cases is more than 244 million.

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