WHO says Europe, Central Asia again at ‘epicenter’ of COVID-19 crisis – UPI.com

Nearly 2 million new cases and 24,000 additional deaths were reported in the regions in the past week.

Europe now has 78 million total cases, which is more than in Southeast Asia, the eastern Mediterranean, western Pacific and Africa combined.

Kluge said older people account for three-quarters of their coronavirus deaths, and noted that hospitalizations more than doubled in just one week. He added that another half-million patients in Europe and Central Asia could die by February if nothing changes, and that insufficient vaccination and lifting pandemic restrictions are chief contributing factors.

Source: WHO says Europe, Central Asia again at ‘epicenter’ of COVID-19 crisis – UPI.com