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COVID-19 death toll in Europe tops 2 million: WHO

13/05/2022 10:07 AM

COPENHAGEN, May 13 (Bernama) -- The number of confirmed COVID-19 deaths has exceeded two million in Europe, the World Health Organisation (WHO) Regional Office for Europe said on Thursday.

The cumulative number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the region has surpassed 218 million, and 2,003,081 COVID-19-related deaths have been reported, said Xinhua.

"While this number is devastating, it represents a fraction of the overall deaths directly and indirectly associated with COVID-19, as the WHO's report on excess mortality during the pandemic has shown," the office said in a statement.

 It noted that although the number of new infections is decreasing in the region, COVID-19 remains a lethal virus, particularly for unvaccinated and clinically vulnerable individuals.

WHO Europe urged the broad public to take immediate and long-term action on multiple fronts.

"These include protecting the most vulnerable, continuing to monitor the virus and its spread, keeping health systems ready for any developments of the pandemic, and tackling its long-term impacts," it said. 

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