More than 6 million cases of the coronavirus have been officially recorded in Europe since the first cases appeared in January on the Old Continent, according to a report from the French Agency based on official sources. To date, as of 6:20 p.m. Greek time, 6,000,940 confirmed infections have been detected in Europe (with 237,716 deaths), with Russia coming first (1,248,619 cases, 21,865 deaths), followed by Spain ( 825.410 / 32486), France (669.235 / 32.365) and the United Kingdom (530.113/ 42.445).
In the past seven days, 543,137 new cases of infections were recorded in the region, 26% more than the previous week (431,951). The number of registered deaths increased by 17% over the same period, from 4,765 to 5,562.
The increase in detected infections is partly explained by the sharp increase in the number of tests carried out in certain European countries, such as France, where more than a million tests are carried out every week. Despite this increase, a large percentage of less severe or asymptomatic cases will likely remain undetectable.