The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday that more than two million people have died of Covid-19 in Europe, which has long been the epicenter of the pandemic.
A spokesperson for the UN health organization said that “a devastating milestone has been reached, since the number of deaths from Covid-19 reported by countries in the WHO Europe region has exceeded two million people.
In all, 2,002,058 people died from Covid for 218,225,294 cases recorded by the organization in the WHO Europe zone, which extends to Central Asia.
In total, nearly 6.3 million people have succumbed to the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic, according to figures published by the WHO. About 516 million have been infected.
The WHO said the Covid-19 pandemic progressed last week in three regions of the world. On the other hand, the number of new cases on a planetary scale continues to decline over a week, as does that of new victims.
By region, however, the Americas, Africa and the Western Pacific are facing an increase. For their part, Europe, part of Asia and the eastern Mediterranean rely on declines of more than a quarter of new cases.
As for new deaths, more than 12,000 were identified last week, also down by almost a quarter. Almost all regions saw a decline of more than a quarter, much larger still in part of Asia. Only the American continent and especially Africa, with around 85% increase, had to face more victims.