Thursday, June 24, 2021

Europe surpasses 1 million deaths from COVID-19, situation remains serious: WHO

A top official from the World Health Organization,  Dr. Hans Kluge has said that Europe has surpassed one million deaths from COVID-19 and the situation remains serious, with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the region. Overall, a tally by Johns Hopkins University shows nearly three million deaths have been linked to COVID-19 worldwide — with the Americas hardest hit, followed by Europe. The United States, Brazil and Mexico have reported the highest number of deaths, collectively at more than 1.1 million.

Addressing recent concerns about vaccines, Dr. Hans Kluge also said the risk of people suffering blood clots is far higher for people with COVID-19 than people who receive AstraZeneca’s coronavirus vaccine. He also pointed to early signs that transmission may be slowing across several countries and cited declining incidence among the oldest people.

Dr Kluge said the proportion of COVID-19 deaths among people over 80, who have been prioritized for vaccines, had dropped to nearly 30 per cent, the lowest level in the pandemic. For now, the risk of suffering blood clots is much higher for someone with COVID-19 than for someone who has taken the AstraZeneca vaccine, informed Dr. Kluge. He, however, added that let there be no doubt about the effectiveness of AstraZeneca vaccine in reducing COVID-19 hospitalization and preventing deaths and WHO recommends its use for all eligible adults.

- Advertisement -
Latest news

Final ISSF World Cup stage set to get underway in Osijek, Croatia

A 13-member Tokyo 2020 Olympics bound Indian Rifle and Pistol shooting squad, is all set to begin their engagements at the year’s final International...

Protecting the rights of consumers | No e-commerce fraud

The consumer is the prime for any business and for a business to flourish, it must be ensured that the consumer feels respected and...

Railwire Wifi for all the Railway Stations in Kashmir

A well-connected nation is a prerequisite to a well-served nation. In a diverse country like India, digital connectivity is a great leveller. The Central government...

PM Modi’s blog post | Centre-State Bhagidari

COVID-19 has come up with huge challenges for both the government and the citizens of the country. One of the major challenges was in...
Related news

Final ISSF World Cup stage set to get underway in Osijek, Croatia

A 13-member Tokyo 2020 Olympics bound Indian Rifle and Pistol shooting squad, is all set to begin their engagements at the year’s final International...

Protecting the rights of consumers | No e-commerce fraud

The consumer is the prime for any business and for a business to flourish, it must be ensured that the consumer feels respected and...

Railwire Wifi for all the Railway Stations in Kashmir

A well-connected nation is a prerequisite to a well-served nation. In a diverse country like India, digital connectivity is a great leveller. The Central government...

PM Modi’s blog post | Centre-State Bhagidari

COVID-19 has come up with huge challenges for both the government and the citizens of the country. One of the major challenges was in...