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COVID: Europe may see 236,000 deaths by December, WHO fears

The World Health Organization (WHO) expressed concern Monday about the rising transmission rates of coronavirus in Europe.

"Last week, there was an 11% increase in the number of deaths in the region — one reliable projection is expecting 236,000 deaths in Europe, by December 1," the agency's Europe director Hans Kluge told a press conference in Copenhagen.

So far Europe has recorded around 1.3 million coronavirus deaths since the pandemic began.

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ab/rt (AFP, EPD, Reuters)

Updated : 2021-09-29 07:58 GMT+08:00