The European Union (EU) reported 1.02 million new cases of Covid-19 on Wednesday, a new record since the pandemic began in 2020. The data is advanced by Johns Hopkins University, at a time when the variant Omicrón continues to spread around the world.
According to the website of Forbes, this is the second consecutive day of record Covid-19 infections in the EU, according to data aggregated by Johns Hopkins University and Our World In Data. On Tuesday, the total daily infections reached almost 900,000.
The number of new cases has increased rapidly since the last week of December, when they rose from around 200,000 to 300,000 a day earlier this month.
France reported a record 332,000 new cases on Wednesday, the highest of any member state and the second highest in the world after the US, which reported 644,000.
Italy and Spain followed with 189,000 and 137,000 new cases, respectively, the fourth and fifth highest in the world (the United Kingdom, which is no longer in the European Union, came in third with 195,000 new cases).
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