Russia, Germany, Poland, Austria … the death toll from covid-19 reaches records in these countries, either since the beginning of the pandemic or in the current second wave, although in general on the European continent the number of deaths is decreasing. increased infections.
Russia registered 456 deaths in the last 24 hours, the highest number of deaths from covid-19 in one day since the start of the pandemic, the coronavirus center reported today. In total 34,387 people have died from this contagious disease in Russia since last March, always according to official data.
During the last day, Russia detected fewer infections than in the preceding days, with 20,985 cases in the 85 regions of the country, which is the lowest figure since last day 11.
Russia is about to exceed two million infected people after registering a total of 1,991,998 confirmed infections since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday. Russia is the fifth country with the most confirmed coronavirus cases after the US, India, Brazil and France,
Germany registered 17,561 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, a clear decrease compared to the previous week, and the second highest death toll since the start of the pandemic, 305, the highest in the second wave.
The Robert Koch Institute, epidemiological center of reference, thus raised this Wednesday the total number of infected in Germany to 833,307, of which 13,119 have died, while some 284,000 cases remain active
The rise in the number of deaths, behind only the 315 recorded on April 16, is linked to the total increase in cases in the last month and the increase in the proportion of older people who have been infected in recent weeks (including found in residences).
Poland registered in the last 24 hours the highest number of daily deaths from coronavirus since the beginning of the pandemic, with 603 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health reported on Wednesday. The number of newly infected rose to 19,883, far from the maximum of 27,875 on November 7 and down since then, but still at high levels, especially due to hospital occupancy. The record of deaths to date was last Saturday, with 548 fatalities.
In total, 772,823 infected people have been identified in Poland, of which 11,451 have died with or from covid-19. Poland, which barely survived the first wave on the European continent, has seen a sharp increase in cases since September.
Ukraine registered 256 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, bringing the death toll to 10,112 in that country, according to the latest count by health authorities.
According to the Minister of Health, Maxim Stepanov, 12,496 new cases were recorded on the last day, compared to the 11,968 registered the previous day. Since the outbreak of the pandemic last March, Ukraine has registered 570,153 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
The Ukrainian government previously decreed weekend quarantines, a step that experts say may not be enough to stop the pandemic if infections continue to increase.
Portugal reaches the record of admitted to intensive care by Covid, with a total of 431 patients, and Parliament could vote on Friday the extension of the state of emergency (maximum level of alert of the country), in force until November 23, so that extend for another fifteen days.
The Portuguese country is experiencing its worst moments this November since the pandemic began, with a total of 230,000 cases registered since March, in a country with just over ten million inhabitants. Yesterday 81 deaths were registered, so the number of deaths rises to 3,552 since March.
A total of 191 municipalities, including Lisbon and Porto, which comprise more than 80% of the country’s total population, are under partial confinement and a curfew, which runs from Monday to Friday from 11:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. 00 hours, while on weekends it is from 13:00 to 5:00.
After weeks with negative infections and hospitalizations for coronavirus, Belgium, which in mid-October became the country in Europe most affected by the covid, has also managed to reduce deaths associated with this disease for the first time in this second wave. The provisional data published this Wednesday by the Belgian health authorities show that deaths associated with the coronavirus have fallen by 4.6% on average in the last week, to leave the daily average at 184.7 deaths and a total of 14,839 deaths during the pandemic.
The accumulated incidence on 100,000 inhabitants in the last 14 days stood at 772.5 new cases, a decrease of 57% compared to the previous week.
Until next Friday, November 27, the Belgian authorities do not plan to review the restrictions applied by the coronavirus, which include a night curfew throughout the country, the obligation to telework, the limitation of social contacts and the closure of the hotel industry, leisure, culture and sports facilities.
Austria has registered 109 deaths from covid-19 in the last 24 hours, the highest number since the pandemic began, when the country has already been on a gastronomy and leisure break for two weeks, and two days with schools and the closed business activity. The number of daily infections has risen 16% since Tuesday to 7,091, well below the high of 9,586 reached at the end of last week.
The increase in infections during the second wave of the pandemic led the authorities two weeks ago to decree the closure of restaurants, cinemas and theaters, and establish a curfew starting at 8:00 p.m. As infections continue to increase, a new lockdown came into effect yesterday, with all non-essential businesses closed, distance education and the request not to go out, with the exceptions of working, shopping, helping others or take a walk.
Official data indicate that 1,945 new infections and 32 deaths were registered in the last 24 hours, a significant improvement compared to the figures of a week ago, although some prominent Croatian scientist questions them.
The controversy today was that thousands of people gathered to commemorate the taking of the city of Vukovar 29 years ago by the Serbs during the war, in an act presided over by the Government and in which security measures have not been respected by the covid. Many attendees were neither wearing masks nor keeping their distance at an event led by the conservative prime minister, Andrej Plenkovic.