Reuters tally: Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark

Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark Reuters tally

Europe's COVID-19 cases surpass 15 million mark Reuters tally

The only region that saw a decline in the number of new cases and deaths last week was Southeast Asia, WHO said.

EODY also registered another 60 deaths, bringing fatalities to 1,288.

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Steven Van Gucht, a virologist in Belgium attached to the local organization Sciensano, said that the average daily death rate is now 185, a decrease of 5% from the previous week's average.

Officials in the Netherlands, to the north, were easing coronavirus restrictions amid falling infection rates, and were poised to re-open venues like cinemas, museums, libraries, zoos and swimming pools - still with limitations on how many people can visit - after a two-week closure.

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte hailed a "positive" downward trend but said the case count was still too high. He warned the country to remain on a partial lockdown.

Japan has recorded a steady climb in new cases across the country in recent weeks and experts have urged officials to step up preventive measures.

Europe has so far witnessed at least 15,046,656 reported infections and 344,401 reported deaths caused by the novel coronavirus, accounting for a quarter of global infections and deaths reported.

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More than one million of the new cases were seen in the United States, which has counted almost 11 million cases since the beginning of the pandemic. Economic Affairs Minister Guy Parmelin cited a "more optimistic horizon" in Switzerland on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, some people in Germany were growing increasingly restive about increasing lockdown measures.

In Berlin, police fired water cannons Wednesday at demonstrators and carried away some who were protesting coronavirus restrictions near the famed Brandenburg Gate and the seat of the federal government.

If 95% of citizens wore masks, quarantine would not be necessary, he pointed out.

New introductions of quarantine measures in Europe can be avoided, and one of the possible ways to achieve that is for nearly all citizens to wear masks.

He stated that the 53 countries that make up the WHO's European region have recorded 355,000 deaths.

Japan has confirmed 120,815 cases overall, including 1913 deaths, according to the health ministry.

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