The incidence of new corona virus cases in 14 days has risen again in Europe, after a weeks-long decline, it was reported this Friday. European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC).
According to the ECDC, the increase was 4.6%, reaching 1,565 cases per 100,000 citizens (data as of March 13), up from 9.1% for those over 65 years of age. In an environment where the number of trials has been reduced, 14 countries have recorded an upward trend. The increase in prevalence, especially in the elderly, is exacerbating indicators of severity: an increase in hospital stays in six countries and five in mortality rates.
“In most cases, some will be admitted to the hospital or Did not die from Kovit-19. Hospitalization and stay in intensive care units can provide a more accurate picture of the severity, which is relatively low, ”he warns.
However, the EU’s weekly report on infectious diseases in Stockholm (EU) shows that nine out of 28 countries reported an increase in intensive care units compared to the previous week.
The ECDC, which includes many factors in addition to the epidemic, considers three countries (Iceland, Ireland and the Netherlands) to be of the utmost concern and 18 countries of particular concern, including Austria, Denmark, France and Germany. Greece, Norway and Portugal.
Outbreaks appear to be exacerbated in Belgium, Bulgaria, Hungary, Italy, Lithuania, Poland, Spain and Sweden.
Forecasts for the next two weeks in the European Union and the European Economic Community (EEA) indicate an increasing trend in events and a steady trend in hospital admissions and deaths.
According to available data, 83.1% of the population over the age of 18 in the EU / EEA has received the full course of vaccination against Covit-19 and 62.9% have already received the booster dose.
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