Western Europe surpasses the US in the spread of COVID-19

For the second day in a row, the number of new infections in France exceeds 9 thousand. At the same time, the number of hospitalizations is also growing, which speaks of an alarming turn of the pandemic in Europe.

Prime Minister Jean Casteks drew attention to the fact that now the coronavirus is spreading mainly among young people.

“The percentage of positive cases will not stop growing”, – the prime minister said.

“For the first time in many weeks, we are seeing a significant increase in the number of hospitalizations”.

France is not the only European country facing an increase in the number of infections. As noted by the agency “Bloomberg”, this week Western Europe has surpassed the United States in the number of new infections.

In the UK, the rate of spread of the coronavirus reached March levels due to a sharp increase in the number of cases among young people.

“We have seen worldwide increases in incidence, initially among young people, leading to hospitalizations and deaths”, – said UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock, adding that “the pandemic is not over yet”.

Spain has the highest number of infected among European countries. Over the past day, another 4.7 thousand infected were detected here, which is the highest figure since mid-April.