Europe virus toll surges, peak still far off - News Summed Up

Europe virus toll surges, peak still far off


Spain recorded another 832 coronavirus deaths on Saturday, following the patten of hardest-hit Italy as the epidemic surges through EuropeROME: Europe was reeling from a staggering surge in coronavirus deaths Saturday, still days or weeks from what experts desperately hope will be the epidemic's peak. Variations in testing regimes mean the true number is likely far higher still, and confirmed deaths are mounting. Spain recorded 832 fatalities in 24 hours, bringing its toll to 5,690, second in the world only to Italy, which confirmed a one-day record of 969 on Friday. It came as Italy recorded almost 1,000 deaths from the virus on Friday — the worst one-day toll anywhere since the pandemic began. The World Health Organization's regional director for Africa warned the continent faced a "dramatic evolution" of the pandemic, as South Africa also began life under lockdown and reported its first virus death.


Source: Bangkok Post March 28, 2020 12:47 UTC



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