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COVID 19 Deaths In Europe to Reach 2 Million in March- WHO

COVID 19 Deaths In Europe to Reach 2 Million in March- WHO

  • WHO has predicted that the deaths from COVID 19 across Europe will exceed 2 million in March 2022
  • Reported deaths across the continent gave risen to nearly 4,200, more than 2 times September’s figures
  • At the moment, more than 1.5 million people have died from the deadly virus in this region

World Health Organization (WHO) has forecasted that the total deaths across Europe from COVID 19 will exceed 2 million by March 1, 2022.

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This is after the daily reported cases on the continent have surged to nearly 4,200, becoming the number one cause of death in the region.

According to the agency, cumulative deaths from coronavirus have surpassed 1.5 million so far.

WHO believes that the continent is in a dire situation and there could be “extreme stress” on hospital beds in 25 countries.

Once again Europe is at the center of the pandemic, with Austria becoming the first West European country to announce lockdown despite beginning vaccination.

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The drastic increase in the region’s cases is being driven by the spread of the highly-transmissible Delta variant.

Read also: Delta Variant Remains Dominant in Nigeria- NCDC

WHO’s regional director for Europe, Dr. Hans Kluge has deemed it necessary for everyone to receive the complete dose of the vaccine, and even a booster where offered.

In addition to the vaccine, Kluge encouraged people to wear a mask, wash hands, and keep physical distance to remain safe from COVID 19.

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