France, Italy, UK record 1,798 covid-19 deaths, over 60,000 cases in one day
London, Nov. 26, 2020 (AltAfrica)-Rising covid-19 deaths and new infections in Europe has continued unabated with France, Italy and United Kingdom, UK jointly recorded 1, 798 deaths on Wednesday according to official data released by the respective countries
The three countries also recorded over sixty thousand new infections despite various lockdown rules in the countries
The figures came same day the world cases of the novel coronavirus passed 60 million cases according to a tally from official sources compiled by AFP as of 1830 GMT on Wednesday.
Italy reported 722 COVID 19-related deaths on Wednesday, down from 853 the day before, and 25,853 new infections, slightly up from 23,232 on Tuesday, the health ministry said.
There were 230,007 coronavirus swabs carried out in the past day, compared with a previous 188,659
The United Kingdom recorded 18,213 new coronavirus infections on Wednesday and 696 deaths within 28 days of a positive test for the virus, according to official data.
t is the highest daily total since 726 deaths were reported on May 5, and takes the country’s official Covid-19 death toll to 56,533.
However, separate data published by the Office for National Statistics show there have now been more than 72,000 deaths registered in the UK where the virus was mentioned on the death certificate.
France reported a new surge in confirmed COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours leading to Wednesday along with another rise in deaths, according to data published from the country’s health ministry on Wednesday.
Globally, a total of 60,014,291 infections, leading to 1,415,258 deaths, have been recorded around the world since the pandemic emerged in China late last year.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization, probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections.
Many countries lack testing capacity, or test only symptomatic cases or the most serious ones.
The European region including Russia has had 17.1 million confirmed infections for nearly 388,000 deaths, making it the region with the most recorded cases.
In the last week, 1.7 million new cases have been documented in 52 countries of the European region, 10 percent fewer than the preceding week, which shows that the spread of the pandemic there is slowing.