More than 2 million cases of the new coronavirus have been officially registered in Europe, according to estimates by AFP, quoted by BTA. Nearly two-thirds of the cases are in Russia, Britain, Spain, Italy and France, according to data obtained by official sources today at 16.00 GMT.
With at least 2,001,995 infected and 173,133 dead, Europe is the continent most affected by the pandemic.
A total of 5,244,616 cases of coronavirus have been registered in the world, and the number of deaths is 339,011.
Russia is the European country with the highest number of cases (335 882 and 3388 deaths). Since the beginning of May, nearly 10,000 new infected people have been registered there every day.
The other four European countries in which more than 180,000 cases of coronavirus have been officially registered are United Kingdom (257,154 cases and 36,675 deaths), Spain (234,824 cases and 28,628 deaths), Italy (229,327 cases and 32,735 died) and France (182 219 and 28 289).
This number of diagnosed cases reflects only a fraction of the actual number of infected, as many countries test only severe cases, the agency said.
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