Over one week, the mortality rate from coronavirus in Europe increased by almost 40 percent, compared to the last week's figure. ВВС reported that, citing Margaret Harris, the official WHO representative.
Most of the cases are observed in France, Spain, Netherlands, the UK and Russia.
"The concern... is that intensive care units in hospitals are now beginning to fill with very ill people," Harris said.
According to her, the growth of mortality rate in the European region is actually intensive and worrying. Harris claimed that the efficiency of restrictions imposed in the EU countries could be analyzed only in two weeks.
"The good news is our hospitals are much better at understanding what's going on here, but the reverse of that is in gaining that experience they've been working incredibly hard for a very long time and they also know that what they are going to face is going to be grim. The other good thing in a sense is that the very large numbers we're seeing are in groups that ideally won't progress to the more severe illness - that's the younger groups. But that's not a guarantee. Those two factors suggest that we may not see the terrible rise in deaths that we saw in April", the WHO official said.