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Coronavirus: Poland is 1 of 5 EU countries where pandemic isn’t weakening

Despite its infection rate not lessening, Poland still has several times fewer total infections than Western European countries

editor: REMIX NEWS
author: Do rzeczy/PAP

In Poland, Romania, Sweden and the United Kingdom, the number of infections has remained at a steady level for the last 14 days. In all the other EU member states, there have been significant decreases in cases with the exception of Bulgaria.

According to Andrea Ammon, the director of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), Bulgaria is the only EU state in which the pandemic is still on the rise. The UK is still included in the ECDC’s statistics despite leaving the EU.

The ECDC is responsible for analyzing and interpreting data from European Union states concerning 52 contagious diseases. It is currently focusing on the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2. Globally there have been almost 3.5 million confirmed cases and close to 250,000 deaths.

In Europe, 1.4 million infections have been confirmed. The countries hit the worst by the pandemic are Spain with 217,466 cases, Italy with 210,717, the UK with 186,599, Germany with 163,175, and Russia with 134,687.