The WHO warns Europe of the expected increase in Covid-19 casualties in the autumn

The World Health Organization (WHO) warned on 14 September that the number of Covid-19 deaths in Europe was expected to rise in the autumn.

The WHO reported on Sunday, September 13, 307,930 new infections worldwide in 24 hours, the highest number in a single day since the start of a new coronavirus pandemic in China at the end of last year. The number of infections worldwide now exceeds 29 million.

“It will get harder. In October or November, we will experience higher mortality, ”WHO European Director Hans Kluge told AFP in an interview.

“Covid-19 has highlighted the strengths and weaknesses of European society. It has harshly revealed the reality of our health systems. ”

Klugge also said that the new coronavirus pandemic had disrupted the provision of medical care for diabetes, hypertension, cancer and other non-communicable diseases in 68% of Member States.

The WHO’s 53 European member states launched a two-day online meeting on Monday, September 14, to focus on the fight against Covid-19 at a time when the number of victims worldwide is over 925,000.

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