The Contagion Curve In Europe Continues To Grow And Advances Vertically

The COVID-19 contagion curve continues to grow in Europe – making it practically vertically – while in the rest of the world regions it decreases (North America) or is more or less in a plateau phase (Latin America and the Caribbean, Asia), according to latest world data compiled by Johns Hopkins University analyzed by elDiario.es.

Cases are increasing in a score of countries, most of them in Eastern Europe: Poland, Ukraine, Czech Republic, Romania, Serbia, Hungary … If in January Portugal was, among the most affected countries, the which registered a higher rate of cases per inhabitant, for weeks the Czech Republic has been the nation that has been in this situation. It is also the second in deaths per inhabitant. Slovakia currently has the highest mortality rate.

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The case of Italy also stands out: the transalpine country registered more than 130,000 new COVID-19 infections last week, thus occupying the number one position on the list of European countries that register the most cases.

Cases in countries such as Russia, France and Germany remain stable compared to the previous week. Meanwhile, Spain, Portugal, the United Kingdom, Ireland and Albania continue to be the exception to the upward trend that has been registered in the rest of the continent since mid-February.

Portugal has been confined since January 15 to recover from the third wave, which has been the hardest moment of the pandemic in the country, in which records have been broken. The Government does not plan to lift it until, at least, next March 16. The UK, meanwhile, will allow some social contact and the return of children to school on March 8, but non-essential shops and open-air hospitality won’t be able to reopen until at least mid-April.

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