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Coronavirus: Ukraine recording again record cases last week

54478 cases, 969 new deaths in Eastern Europe in past seven days

25 August, 13:55
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, 25 AGO - A total of 54478 new COVID-19 cases (+12,1% compared to last week) and 969 new deaths (-0,9% 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 23 August, bringing the cumulative total of cases to 761735 and of deaths to 23893. Ukraine was again the country, like last week, registering the highest number of new infections (13062 vs 10407 of the previous week).

As countries across Europe "continue to report a resurgence in cases, several countries reported record high numbers in the last seven days," including Croatia (1480 new cases), Poland (5091), Ukraine (13602), Czechia (1899) and Moldova (3167), WHO noted. According to WHO data, in the past week the countries across the region that reported more new cases were Ukraine (13602), Germany (8631) and Romania (8170).

The highest number of cumulative cases of COVID-19 in the area was registered in Germany (232864), followed by Ukraine (104958), Romania (77544), Belarus (70285), Poland (61181), Moldova (33072), Serbia (30548), Austria (25099) and Czechia (21790).

Currently, Moldova has the highest rate of cumulative cases per 1 million population (8198), followed by Belarus (7438), Montenegro (6870), Kosovo (6608), North Macedonia (6388), Bosnia-Herzegovina (5399), Serbia (4387) and Romania (4031), while the lowest rate was recorded in Hungary (531).

The countries across the region that reported more new deaths last week were Romania (279), Ukraine (201), Poland (82) and Kosovo (67).

In Central- and Eastern Europe, the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 since the beginning of the pandemic were reported in Germany (9269), Romania (3233), Ukraine (2271), Poland (1951), Moldova (935), Austria (732), Serbia (695), Belarus (637) and Hungary (611).

Currently, North Macedonia has the highest rate of deaths per 1 million population (267), followed by Kosovo (240), Moldova (232), Romania (168) and Bosnia-Herzegovina (160), while the lowest rate was recorded in Slovakia (6).

In Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and in the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania) 189464 confirmed cases and 6623 deaths were registered as of August 23. (ANSA).

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