One person dies from COVID-19 every 17 seconds in Europe: WHO

One person dies from COVID-19 every 17 seconds in Europe: WHO

One person is dying from coronavirus every 17 seconds in Europe, the regional head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said.

Dr. Hans Kluge said on Thursday the 53 countries that make up the WHO’s European region had recorded more than 15.7million Covid-19 cases and nearly 355,000 deaths.

“As a result, we are seeing increasing signals related to overwhelmed health systems,” he said.

Kluge said that some health systems are being overwhelmed on the continent, where more than 29,000 deaths were recorded in the past week alone.

“Europe is once again the epicenter of the pandemic, together with the United States,” he said.

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