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Coronavirus: Europe’s surge in COVID-19 cases of ‘great concern,’ says WHO

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The World Health Organization's European office said Thursday that the soaring number of Covid-19 cases in Europe has caused “great concern,” but said the situation was still better than the peaks in April.

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“The evolving epidemiological situation in Europe raises great concern. Daily numbers of cases are up, hospital admissions are up,” the WHO's Regional Director for Europe Hans Kluge told a press conference.

“Covid is now the fifth leading cause of deaths and the bar of a 1,000 deaths per day has now been reached.”

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