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New Covid-19 cases in Europe are rising far quicker than in the US

October 16, 2020. Summarized by summa-bot.

A woman has a nose swab taken for a COVID-19 test at Lille Zenith Arena in Lille, northern France, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. French President Emmanuel Macron has announced that millions of French citizens in several regions around the country, including in Paris, will have to respect a 9pm curfew from this Saturday until Dec. 1. It's a new measure aimed at curbing the resurgent coronavirus amid second wave. The measures will require citizens in certain regions where the coronavirus is circulating to be at home after 9pm. (AP Photo/Michel Spingler)

The rise in new Covid-19 cases in Europe is far higher than the rise in the US, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The rise in new Covid-19 cases in Europe is far higher than the rise in the US, according to data from the World Health Organization (WHO) and Johns Hopkins University (JHU).

The surge in the five worst-affected European nations was nearly 42% higher than the increase in the US in the week from October 6 to 13, according to JHU's seven-day moving average of new cases.

In the five worst-hit European countries -- France, the UK, Russia, Spain and the Netherlands -- the total daily average of new cases stood at 70,158 on the same day.

Poland reported 8,099 new cases on Thursday -- a 24% increase on the previous day's tally, itself a record.

Mayor of Greater Manchester Andy Burnham said Thursday that he and other city regions in the northwest “unanimously oppose government plans for Tier 3 lockdowns. ”

Speaking during a BBC interview, Raab said the rising case numbers meant the government “must take action, in the interest of the people of Manchester. " He called on Burnham “to do the right thing by the people of Manchester. "

Russia reported 15,150 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, almost a thousand more infections than the previous high reported on October 14, according to the data from the country’s coronavirus response center.

Russian officials previously said the growing numbers could require additional action but added they believe they can avoid a repeat of the full lockdown that was imposed in the spring when the country was reporting on average around 10,000-11,000 new cases each day.

Capital's cases rise: Of the new infections reported Friday, about 5,000 were identified in Moscow, which is the most affected city.

One hockey player infected as many as 14 other people at a single indoor ice hockey game last spring, Florida health department officials reported Thursday.

The Czech Republic has recorded 9,721 new coronavirus cases in its highest one-day increase since the pandemic began.

Manchester City Council leader Richard Leese said it’s unlikely there’ll be any resolution today to the standoff between local leaders and UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government over new coronavirus restrictions.

Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had “an awakening” after spending a week in an intensive care unit with Covid-19, Dr. Jonathan Reiner, a professor of medicine at George Washington University, said Thursday.

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