Europe sees number of Covid-19 infections fall for the first time in three ...

Europe has seen a fall in coronavirus infections for the first time in three months.

There were 1.84 million cases recorded last week, a ten percent decline on the previous seven days, with much of the continent now under new national lockdowns.

Europe, which saw its total number of infections soar past 15 million on Tuesday, accounted for nearly half of all the world's cases. 

WHO data today showed that deaths continue to climb amid the second wave, with more than 29,000 fatalities registered across the continent - an 18 percent spike on the previous week.   

There were 1.84 million cases recorded last week, a ten percent decline on the previous seven days, according to data released by the WHO

There were 1.84 million cases recorded last week, a ten percent decline on the previous seven days, according to data released by the WHO

In total, nearly four million cases of the novel coronavirus were registered worldwide during the week ending Sunday, and almost 60,000 people died from the disease during the same period. 

Hardest-hit countries 

United States

248,707 deaths, 11,360,125 cases

Brazil

166,699 deaths, 5,911,758 cases

India

130,993 deaths, 8,912,907 cases

Mexico

99,026 deaths, 1,011,153 cases

Britain

52,745 deaths, 1,410,732 cases

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Europe accounted for 46 percent of the new global cases and 49 percent of the deaths, the UN health agency's weekly epidemiological update showed.

The WHO data showed that Austria reported the sharpest increase in new cases on the continent last week, marking a 30 percent hike from the previous week.

The Americas, which is the second worst-hit region, meanwhile continued to show surging numbers of cases and a hike in deaths from the novel coronavirus.

Case numbers across the region grew by over 40 percent, with more than 1.45 million new cases registered, and deaths were up by 11 percent, with over 19,100 new

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