More than one million cases of the coronavirus have been detected in Europe, just over half the global total, according to latest figures summed up.
With at least 1,003,284 cases, including 84,465 deaths, Europe is the worst hit continent. Globally, 1,991,019 COVID-19 infections and 125,955 deaths have been registered.
The tallies, using data collected by AFP from national authorities and information from the World Health Organization (WHO), probably reflect only a fraction of the actual number of infections. Many countries are testing only the most serious cases.
Spain, with 172,541 cases and 18,056 deaths, Italy (162,488 and 21,067), France (143,303 and 15,729) and Germany (127,584 and 3,254) are the only European countries with more than 100,000 infections
Britain, with 93,873 cases and 12,107 deaths, is the country that currently has highest daily number of new cases.
Some of the European countries are starting to lift their lockdown restrictions even though they have varied success in controlling the coronavirus outbreak.
Italy and Spain are beginning to reopen even though both countries are still recording more than coronavirus 500 deaths in a day.