Health officials in different parts of the world urged people to double down on their individual actions to curb the spread of COVID-19 to avoid protracted lockdowns and to maintain and improve upon hard-fought gains against the virus. Europe reports 1 death every 17 seconds In Europe, though weekly cases have declined slightly, signals of overwhelmed health systems are increasing and deaths have risen by 18%, Hans Henri Kluge, MD, MPH, director of the World Health Organization (WHO) European regional office, said in a statement today. “Last week, Europe registered over 29,000 new COVID-19 deaths. That’s 1 person dying every 17 seconds in the European Region from COVID-19,” he said.

 

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