Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in France, Germany and Spain

Sun Online Desk

13th August, 2020 12:24:49 printer

Coronavirus in Europe: Infections surge in France, Germany and Spain

 

Germany has recorded its biggest daily increase in coronavirus cases in more than three months as European countries struggle to curb a surge in infections.

More than 1,200 cases were reported in Germany in the past 24 hours. Officials said the rise was due, in part, to people returning from holidays.

It came as Germany warned against non-essential trips to parts of Spain, reports BBC reported.

Meanwhile, France had 2,524 new cases in 24 hours, the highest daily rise since its lockdown was lifted in May.

Germany has recorded more than 9,000 coronavirus-related deaths since the pandemic began.

Spain is facing the worst coronavirus infection rate in Western Europe. In total, Spain has recorded more than 326,000 cases - the highest number in Western Europe and the 11th highest in the world.

On Wednesday Greece reported 262 new cases of coronavirus, its highest daily tally since the start of the pandemic.

The country has now had 216 deaths and 6,177 cases in total.

 

 


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