Europe exceeds two million infected – AFP


THE Europe records more than two million of cases of infection for the new coronavirus, two thirds of which in Russia, United Kingdom, Spain, Italy and France, according to an AFP balance sheet until 4 pm today.

The count, made from official sources, records 2,001,995 cases of covid-19 and 173,133 dead, which makes Europe the continent most affected by the pandemic.

Globally, there are 5,244,616 cases, including 339,011 deaths.

Russia is the European country with the highest number of cases, with 335,882 confirmed cases and 3,388 deaths, with a daily growth of around 10,000 new infections since the beginning of May.

In the UK there are 257,154 cases of covid-19 registered and 36,675 killed; in Spain, 234,824 cases and 28,628 deaths; in Italy 229,327 cases and 32,735 dead; in France 182,219 cases and 28,2898 deaths.

AFP also says that the confirmed cases reflect only a part of the actual total of infections, since in some countries only serious cases are tested.

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