Europe launched a cross-border vaccination program of unprecedented scale on Dec. 27 as part of efforts to end the Covid-19 pandemic that has crippled economies and claimed more than 1.7 million lives around the world.
Countries across the globe shut their borders to Britain on Dec. 21 due to fears about a highly infectious new coronavirus strain, causing travel chaos and raising the prospect of food shortages days before Britain is set to leave the European Union.
The number of reported global daily deaths from the coronavirus reached 10,816 on Nov. 17, according to a Reuters tally, the highest single-day death count as the virus’ global epicenter the United States entered winter.
Global coronavirus infections exceeded 50 million, according to a Reuters tally, with a second wave of the virus in the past 30 days accounting for a quarter of the total.
The United States became the first nation since the pandemic began to surpass 10 million coronavirus infections, according to a Reuters tally, as the third wave of the Covid-19 virus surges across the country.
Europe’s new Covid-19 cases doubled in five weeks, propelling the region across the bleak milestone of 10 million total infections, according to a Reuters tally.
Global coronavirus cases rose by more than 500,000 for the first time, a record one-day increase as countries across the Northern Hemisphere reported daily spikes.
The United States, Russia and France set new daily records for coronavirus infections as a second wave swelled across parts of the Northern Hemisphere, forcing some countries to impose new curbs.
(Reuters) – Europe became the second region after Latin America to surpass 250,000 deaths on Saturday, according to a Reuters tally, with record numbers of daily COVID-19 infections reported in the past two weeks.
The number of confirmed coronavirus infections in France jumped over 1 million, the health ministry reported.