As Covid surges, death toll tops 1.5mn in Europe
Hindustan Times|November 26, 2021
German fatalities cross 100,000 mark even as it sees record cases in 24 hours, France rolls out third shots for all adults

PARIS/BERLIN: More than 1.5 million people have died from Covid-19 in Europe since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, an AFP tally of official data showed on Thursday as a number of countries reintroduce measures to try to stem the spread.

The official death toll stands at 1,500,105 in a combined 52 countries since the first fatality was recorded in the region in February, 2020, the data showed.

Meanwhile, Germany passed the threshold of 100,000 Covid-19 deaths, with the latest resurgence of the disease pushing new infections higher at a record pace and putting hospitals in some hotspots under severe pressure.

Since it took hold the beginning of last year, 100,119 people have died from the virus, according to the latest data from the RKI public health institute.

There were a further 351 Covid deaths in Germany in the 24 hours through Thursday morning, according to the RKI. Infections surged by a record 75,961, and the seven-day incidence rate per 100,000 people climbed to a new high of 420.

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