Updating pandemic numbers for the past week for EU27 and Europe:
As the charts clearly show,
- Europe experienced significant declines in new cases and deaths in recent weeks, in part due to improved rates of vaccinations.
- The third wave is now clearly behind us in both the EU27 and Europe, although European cases are remaining at much higher levels than those in the EU27. A similar pattern is evident in deaths.
- In terms of Covid19 mortality (deaths per 1,000 cases) the rate of mortality has been effectively flat since week 45 of 2020 and is currently running at around 22 deaths per 1,000 cases in the EU27 and Europe.