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Covid: up mortality rate in Czechia, Slovenia

Almost 9,000 deaths in a week in Central- and Eastern Europe

12 November, 10:24

(by Stefano Giantin) (ANSA) - BELGRADE, 11 NOV - Together with Belgium, Czechia and Slovenia "reported the highest mortality rates per capita" due to the virus in Europe in the week through November 8, reads the latest weekly epidemiological update of the World Health Organization (WHO). Czechia, a country of 10.6 million inhabitants, registered 1,430 deaths in the past seven days, Slovenia, which counts slightly over than 2 million inhabitants, 147.

A total of 694,209 new COVID-19 cases (+21.9% compared to last week) and 8,768 new deaths (+42.1% week-on-week) were reported by the countries in the Balkans and in Central- and Eastern Europe to the World Health Organization (WHO) through November 8, bringing the cumulative total of cases to 3.401.025 and of deaths to 55842.

The countries across the region that reported more new deaths last week were Poland (2005 vs 1280 of a week earlier), Czechia (1430 vs 1174), Ukraine (1144 vs 1017), Romania (825 vs 650), Germany (808 vs 449) and Hungary (619 vs 394).

In Central- and Eastern Europe, the highest number of deaths from COVID-19 since the start of the pandemic were reported in Germany (11289), Ukraine (8450), Romania (7793), Poland (7636), Czechia (4681), Hungary (2438), Moldova (1891), Bulgaria (1632), Bosnia-Herzegovina (1490) and Austria (1318).

Currently, Montenegro has the highest rate of deaths per 1 million population in the region (537 against 679 in Italy), followed by North Macedonia (533), Moldova (469), Bosnia-Herzegovina (454) and Czechia (437), while the lowest rate was recorded in Latvia (51).

According to WHO data, in the past week the countries across Central- and Eastern Europe that reported more new cases were Poland (158909), Germany (125575), Czechia (76118), Ukraine (64891) and Romania (55660).

In Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and in the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania) 711,245 confirmed cases and 15,663 deaths were registered as of November 8. (ANSA).

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