Europe Confirms Increasing Rate of COVID-19 Cases
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported today there had been a 64.3% increase of weekly COVID-19 cases compared to last week, as of data reviewed by July 15, 2021.
At this stage in the COVID-19 pandemic, the reported hospital occupancy rate for the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) overall remains stable.
Based on data reported by 24 countries, the rate was 4.2 per 100 000, compared to 5.0 in week #26.
By the end of week #27, 63.4% of people aged 18 years and older in the EU/EEA had received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and 48.1% had been fully vaccinated. This ECDC data compares with the USA, where the U.S. CDC reports about 48.3% of the population had been vaccinated.
As of July 16, 2021, there are over eighteen COVID-19 vaccines available worldwide.