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Covid: Czechia, Hungary observing significant rise in cases

In Ukraine new highs, situation better in Balkans

08 September, 19:01
(by Stefano Giantin) (ANSA) - BELGRADE, 08 SET - Czechia and Hungary recorded a significant increase in new cases of infection in the week ending September 6, while the situation in the Balkans appears to stabilize, show data from the new WHO weekly epidemiological updated, published Monday evening. The authorities in the Czech Republic reported 3658 new cases in the last 7 days, Hungary 2223, up respectively from 2304 and 536 of a week earlier.

Ukraine observed a new increase in new cases (16820 v 14116 of a week earlier) and new deaths (319 v. 256).

A total of 59923 new COVID-19 cases (+4.7% compared to last week) and 1134 new deaths (+4.5% week-on-week) were reported by the countries in the Balkans and in Central- and Eastern Europe to the World Health Organization (WHO) in the week ending September 6, bringing the cumulative total of cases to 879071 and of deaths to 26112.

According to WHO data, in the past week the countries across Central- and Eastern Europe that reported more new cases were Ukraine (16820), Germany (8214) and Romania (8031).

The highest number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the area was registered in Germany (249985), followed by Ukraine (135894), Romania (93864), Belarus (72663), Poland (70387), Moldova (39473), Serbia (31849), Austria (29056) and Czechia (27752).

Currently, Moldova remains the country in the region with the highest rate of cumulative cases per 1 million population (9785 against 4570 in Italy), followed by Montenegro (8786), Belarus (7690), Kosovo (7517), North Macedonia (7086), Bosnia-Herzegovina (6461), Romania (4879) and Serbia (4574), while the lowest rate is currently recorded in Latvia (755).

The countries across the region that reported more new deaths last week were Ukraine (319), Romania (311), Poland (81), Moldova (73) and Bulgaria (60).

In Central- and Eastern Europe, the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 were reported in Germany (9325), Romania (3850), Ukraine (2846), Poland (2113), Moldova (1063), Austria (735), Serbia (723), Belarus (705) and Bulgaria (665).

Currently, Kosovo has the highest rate of deaths per 1 million population in the region (293 against 588 in Italy), followed by North Macedonia (291), Moldova (264), Romania (200) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (193), while the lowest rate was recorded in Slovakia (7).

In Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and in the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania) 223101 confirmed cases and 7768 deaths were registered as of September 6. In the Balkan region, the growth of new cases appears to be slowing down. (ANSA).

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