no restrictions, but “Warning”As the summer vacation begins. “Escape from Spain, Portugal”recommended to “Who haven’t booked their vacation yet” The Secretary of State for European Affairs, Clement Beaune, guest of the “4 Verits” France 2, on Thursday 8 July. government is worried The rapid spread of the delta variant and the rebound in infections in Europe, particularly in the Iberian Peninsula, is already severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. “It is better to live in France or go to other countries”, insisted Clement Bunin.
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How is the state of health developing in the countries of the old continent? FranceInfo takes stock of the pandemic based on data collected by the Our World in Data* site, which brings together a group of researchers from the British University of Oxford.
Countries where the number of infections is increasing
Three European countries are now experiencing a clear pandemic rebound: Spain, Portugal and the United Kingdom, observes Edouard Mathieu, data manager for Our World in the data site. “The climb is very clear, it has lasted for several weeks and it becomes visible hospitalization”, even though these are very few thanks to vaccinations, He insists on FranceInfo. Other countries follow, such as Greece, the Netherlands and Denmark. “They experienced a strong decrease in June and are starting to grow exponentially again”, Scientist notes.
Spain. Since the end of June, the daily number of cases of Covid-19 infection on the other side of the Pyrenees has been climbing rapidly. As of June 25, the daily average (over seven days) of 3,574 new cases in the country was slipping. On Wednesday, this figure was of 12,719 new infected. According to Our World in Data, there was a 147.82% increase in new infections in a day from June 30 to July 7, which shows that cases per million residents doubled in six days. Spain has an average of 272 new daily cases per million inhabitants, compared with 41 cases in France. The latest data from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control* (ECDC) shows that the level of new hospital admissions was still low in early July.
Portugal. The curve of new daily cases began to rise slightly again in May, but the trend has markedly accelerated since mid-June. Country’s identity on Wednesday a sliding average 2,352 new infections in 24 hours, against 1,604 a week ago and 773 on June 15. Thus, they increased by 46.6% between 30 June and 7 July (a level similar to the French trend) and the number of cases per million inhabitants is now 231. In favor of hospitalizations, a slight rebound is emerging from June on the curve for new hospital admissions as well as the occupancy rate of intensive care units, according to the ECDC*.
United Kingdom. The country is the first in Europe to have faced a remarkable resumption of the pandemic associated with the Delta variant. Across the channel, authorities recorded an average of 401 new cases every day for a million residents, a figure that has nearly doubled in eleven days, underlines Edouard Mathieu. New daily infections reach a sliding average of 27,238 cases, up 43% over the past seven days. Data from Public Health England* Hospitalizations show real shocks, even if their numbers are much smaller than contamination: on 4 July (the date of the latest available data), there were 456 new admissions in British hospitals, compared to 261 new admissions seven days earlier .
Greece. The country records the largest European change in terms of new COVID-19 infections, behind Luxembourg (+300%): from 30 June to 7 July, the number of new cases increased by 183.37%. Greece reported an average of 366 daily cases on June 27, its lowest level since October. On Wednesday it was at 1,214. According to Edouard Mathieu, the country has an average of 117 new cases per million inhabitants, which is equal to half the peak of the previous pandemic.
Netherlands. 173.65% increase in one week: This is how new daily cases of contamination have evolved in the Netherlands from 30 June to 7 July. The country, which has grown from an average of 601 to 1,645 cases per day, now has 96 cases per million inhabitants.
Countries where the increase in infection is more measured
Italy. According to the data in Our World in Data, our Italian neighbors have recorded an average of 14 new cases per million residents per day. As in many countries, there has been an increase, but it is more measured: from 30 June to 7 July, they increased by 29.72%. The country on Wednesday recorded 829 new infections in 24 hours for an average of seven days. the country knows “A Comeback That’s Beginning But Which Remains Quite Gentle”, summarizes Edouard Mathieu.
Germany. Across the Rhine, health officials report an average of seven new cases per million residents per day. A growth of 15.83% has been observed for a week. New cases are still at a very low level: the toll recorded on Wednesday averaged 623 infections over seven days in 24 hours. For Edouard Mathieu, “In Germany, we are at a stage that suggests a recovery”.
Croatia. A slight increase in contamination is being reported in Croatia, where new daily infections increased by an average of 7.19% between June 30 and July 7. The country now has 21 new cases per million inhabitants.
Austria. The spread of the virus is very low in Austria, with an average of 85 new infections on Wednesday. There was a very slight increase from 30 June to 7 July (+ 5.11%). The country has nine cases per million inhabitants.
These different countries can currently be seen “In a stage of stabilization, but we’re not sure it lasts”, underlines The data manager of our world in data. “Maybe it will start growing in them too.”
Countries where the number of new cases continues to decline
Bosnia and Herzegovina. The Balkan country shows the sharpest drop in new daily cases in the past seven days. From June 30 to July 7, new infections fell by 77.68% in 24 hours, reaching a sliding average of less than ten new cases on Wednesday. Bosnia and Herzegovina now has one case per million inhabitants.
Hungary. The country recorded the biggest drop in the number of new daily Covid-19 infections from June 30 to July 7. In a week, these, already very low (with a sliding average of 50 cases on June 30), fell 40.61%. Hungary had 30 new daily cases on a sliding average on Wednesday, and three cases per million residents.
Poland. New daily contamination declined by 17.92% between June 30 and July 7. The country recorded a sliding average of 84 new daily cases on Wednesday, and two cases per million residents.
Norway. The country has about 33 cases per million inhabitants. But the average of new daily infections in a week (196, 179.71 compared to Wednesday, June 30) is 8.31% lower.
Eastern Europe and the Balkans focus on several countries where the COVID-19 pandemic continues to decline. These areas are, as Edouard Mathieu reminds us, “In a different circle” from that observation in Western Europe. They are currently experiencing a further decline in contamination, as they “There were strong peaks around April and May”.
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