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Coronavirus: over 20,000 deaths in central-eastern Europe

In Germany almost half of the region's deaths

28 July, 11:48
(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JULY, 28 - Central and Eastern Europe have recorded over twenty thousand deaths for Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic. The figure resulted from the official data of the region's national authorities, collected by the World Health Organization (WHO) and updated to 27 July, according to which the total deaths for Covid-19 in the area are now 20,163.Germany recorded the highest number of deaths in the area. The country touched 9,118 on 27 July. Romania follows (2,187 virus-related deaths), and was one of the countries in the region hardest hit by the epidemic, particularly in recent weeks. Then come Poland (1,671), Ukraine (1,616), Moldova (740), Austria (712), Hungary (596), Serbia (534), Belarus (524), North Macedonia (460), Czech Republic (371) and Bulgaria (340), whereas all the other countries in the area have so far recorded less than 300 deaths.The country with the lowest death toll is Slovakia (only 28 deaths from Covid-19), followed by Latvia (31) and Montenegro (42). The latter country has seen a severe upsurge of the epidemic and an increase in the number of victims, and a few weeks after Podgorica had already announced at the beginning of June that it had managed to control the spread of the virus.Concerning the population, North Macedonia is the country of central-eastern Europe and the Balkans to have recorded the most deaths for Covid-19 per million inhabitants (221), compared to 580 in Italy. Moldova (183), Romania (113), Germany (110), Kosovo (92), Bosnia and Herzegovina (81), Austria (80), Serbia (77), Montenegro (68), Hungary (61), Slovenia (follow) 56), Belarus (55), Estonia (49), Albania (48), Poland (44) and Ukraine (38).Covid-19 deaths in the western Balkans, Slovenia, Croatia, Romania, and Bulgaria are now 4,405, according to data updated to 27 July. As for the total confirmed cases, in central-eastern Europe and the Balkans, the number is now close to 560,000 since the beginning of the epidemic, with a particularly marked increase in the last week in all the Western Balkans (except North Macedonia) in Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania, and Ukraine. In Central and Eastern Europe as a whole, Belarus has so far recorded the highest number of cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants (around 7,042), followed by Moldova (5,710), North Macedonia (4,856) and Montenegro (4,517), with Italy at 4,069 per million. Slovakia recorded the lowest rate (400 per million) and Greece (389). (ANSA).

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