COVID-19 fourth wave, is an ongoing process that defines COVID-related deaths and cases starting from September 2021 across the world. Europe is the centre of COVID-19 4th record cases and deaths. On 28 December 2021, there has been reported 1,313,713 cases across the world.
On 5 November 2021, Germany has reported its highest number of daily COVID cases for the second day in a row, while countries in Eastern Europe such as Romania, Croatia and Latvia have infection rates of more than 1 in 100 people. World Health Organization warned Europe about icreasing number of deaths and infections related COVID-19, saying Europe is ‘back at epicentre’.
On 30 November 2021, Germany’s federal and regional governments agreed to take action to counter a fourth wave of COVID-19, including stepping up the vaccination campaign and restricting contact, especially for unvaccinated people.
On 29 November 2021, Poland reported 794 COVID-related deaths, the highest number in the fourth wave of the pandemic, a deputy health minister said, adding the figure could be a result of delayed reporting due to the Christmas holidays.
On 28 December 2021, most-effected European countries were France, United Kingdom, Spain and Italy. They reported a total 450,000+ cases in a day.
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