In Europe, the proportion of young people diagnosed with coronavirus has increased markedly. This was announced on Wednesday, July 29, by the Director of the Regional Office for Europe of the World Health Organization (WHO) Hans Kluge.
“We are receiving reports from several health services about (increasing – Ed.) The proportion of new cases among young people,” he said on the air of the BBC.
The day before, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced during a working trip to Nottingham about the emerging signs of a second wave of coronavirus in European countries. According to him, “swift and decisive action” should be taken if such risks arise.
Earlier, on Tuesday, the media wrote that European countries are increasingly preparing for the arrival of the second wave of coronavirus. So, the Belgian government has warned of new restrictive measures after a surge in COVID-19 cases in the country.
According to the latest data from the statistics bureau Worldometer, a total of 2.8 million cases of coronavirus were recorded in Europe, while 202 thousand patients died, and 1.7 million recovered.
The spread of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes the COVID-19 disease, began at the end of December last year. The Chinese city of Wuhan became the hotbed of infection. For several months, the disease has spread to more than 210 countries of the world. On March 11, WHO announced a coronavirus pandemic.
According to Worldometer data, as of July 29, over 16.9 million cases of COVID-19 have been registered on the planet, more than 664 thousand people have died, and 10.5 million have been cured.