Spain, France Each Exceed 1 Million Confirmed Coronavirus Cases

A waiter closes a bar terrace in Paris earlier this month amid a surge in coronavirus cases.

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A waiter closes a bar balcony in Paris earlier this month in the middle of a rise in coronavirus cases.

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It ended up being the 6th nation worldwide to report one million cases, following the U.S., India, Brazil, Russia and Argentina.

Recently, Europe reported more than 977,000 new cases– its greatest single-week case count, according to the World Health Organization.

Spain exceeded one million verified cases on Wednesday and is reporting 1,005,295 cases as of Thursday evening local time, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.

Ireland ended up being the first European country to go back to a national lockdown after its total number of cases rose by 75% considering that early September. The government asked residents to remain within a three-mile radius of their homes and closed numerous businesses.

Frances case count went beyond the one million mark a week after President Emmanuel Macron put a month-long curfew on Paris and other cities. Macron declared a national emergency.

Spain and France now have the seventh and 6th greatest international counts, respectively. Both countries have actually each reported more than 34,000 coronavirus-related deaths.

Europe has actually been fighting rising COVID-19 case counts. The leaders of many EU nations are enforcing more stringent COVID-19 restrictions, while likewise trying to avoid nationwide lockdowns.

Hours later on, France exceeded one million verified cases. It is now reporting 1,000,369.

” We can ensure the 2nd wave is only a ripple,” Irish Deputy Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Monday, “but that depends on everybody.”

Spain and France each exceeded one million confirmed coronavirus cases today, as Europe battles outbreaks and record numbers throughout the continent.

The U.S. has actually the most verified cases in the world, at 8,354,300. It exceeded one million cases in April.

The Spanish federal government imposed a 15-day state of emergency situation in the Madrid area previously this month, NPRs Marisa Peñaloza reported.

Reese Oxner is an intern on NPRs News Desk.