Covid-19 death toll passes 500,000 worldwide – BBC News
In recent months, mortality in the region has been growing at an accelerated pace
Europe became the first region in the world where the number of deaths from COVID-19, according to Reuters, exceeded 500 thousand.
In the meantime, a new strain of coronavirus has been identified in the UK, threatening the effectiveness of preventive measures to curb the pandemic.
Mortality in Europe has been growing at an accelerated rate in recent months.
After the first COVID-19 patient died in France in February, it took eight months for the death toll to reach 250,000. But after 60 days, this figure increased from 250 thousand to 500 thousand.
France, Spain, Italy, UK and Russia report hundreds of deaths a day. These five countries account for nearly 60 percent of all deaths in the region.
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