Europe has now passed 150,000 new cases per day, and The World Health Organisation has warned that intensive care units in a number of European cities could reach maximum capacity in the coming weeks if the number of infections doesn’t slow. Some countries are comparatively doing better than others – with Germany reporting a reasonably low number of cases.
Germany has reported a record number of COVID-19 cases this week – but the number is still significantly lower than that of its European counterparts.
On Saturday, Germany reported 7,830 new cases with 7,334 on Friday – up from 6,638 on Thursday.
Angela Merkel has warned the country could be heading for “disaster” unless drastic action is taken.
But so far, Germany – which has an estimated population of 85 million people – has appeared to have escaped the second wave.
France is now frequently recording more than 30,000 new cases a day, with a new record on Saturday of 32,427.
England is now attempting a three tiered approach to stymieing the spread of COVID, with new cases per day now in the 20,000’s.
“How winter will be, how our Christmas will be – that will all be decided in these coming days and weeks, and it will be decided by our behaviour.
“What brought us so well through the first half year of the pandemic?
“It was that we stood together and obeyed the rules out of consideration and common sense.
“This is the most effective remedy we currently have against the pandemic, and it is more necessary now than ever.”