Massive Surge of 400,000 COVID-19 Cases Reported in a Day

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Massive Surge of 400,000 COVID-19 Cases Reported in a Day
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The global COVID-19 cases rose to over 400,000 for the first time on October 17th in a day. Europe sets new constraints to control the second wave of coronavirus pandemic outbreak.

Europe, which favourably tamped down the initial surge of the virus, has arisen as the new coronavirus epicentre in recent weeks and is listing on average 140,000 cases a day over the preceding week. Now the daily count in Europe has become more than Brazil, India, and the United States coupled.

According to the Reuters analysis, in every 100 cases in the world, 34 are from the European countries. Every nine days, the total cases reported in Europe becomes a million. Till now from the day of the coronavirus pandemic outbreak more than 6.3 million cases in all.

Central European countries – United Kingdom, Russia, France, Spain and Netherlands — estimated for about half of Europe’s COVID-19 cases in the week to October 18th.

France is recording the highest 7 day average in Europe to a total of 19,425 new cases per day and second in line is the United Kingdom, followed by Russia, Spain and the Netherlands in gravest distressed European countries.

Various European countries are shutting schools, dropping elective surgeries as well as enlisting student practitioners as the governments face a coronavirus resurgence.

Russia is encouraging students to opt for online education, and Ireland is also shutting schools for a minimum of two weeks plus restaurants for a month.

In Spain, officials in Catalonia have asked the bars and restaurants to shut for 15 days and to allow a limited number of people in stores.

The Czech Republic has also moved schools to e-learning and thinks to call up thousands of medical students. Hospitals are also making non-urgent medical procedures to clear the beds.