Europe coronavirus death toll passes 400,000

More than 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus have been registered in Europe. PHOTO: REUTERS

PARIS (AFP) - More than 400,000 deaths from the coronavirus have been registered in Europe, according to an AFP tally compiled from official sources around 0800 GMT on Saturday (Nov 28).

The second-worst hit global region after Latin America and the Caribbean, 400,649 people have died of Covid-19 in Europe among 17,606,370 confirmed cases.

Of these, 36,147 occurred in the past week alone - the continent's worst seven-day total since the pandemic began.

Britain accounted for almost two-thirds of the European deaths at 57,551 from almost 1.6 million infections.

This is followed by Italy with 53,677 deaths and 1.5 million infections, France (51,914 deaths, 2.2 million cases), Spain (44,668 deaths, 1.6 million cases) and Russia (39,068 deaths, 2.2 million cases).

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