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Share20 May 2020 A total of 326,708 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections (+2625 compared to the previous day), of which 175210 in Germany alone, have been recorded in Central and Eastern European countries, Germany, Austria and Greece, according to official data national authorities sent to the World Health Organization (WHO) and updated on the morning of 19 May.
The percentage growth on a weekly basis of the infections is slowing down in most of the region on the basis of calculations updated to 18 May, while it remains sustained in Belarus, Moldova and Ukraine. Montenegro has not registered new cases for 13 days, WHO specified.
So far there have been 13,563 deaths in the area (+136), of which 8007 in Germany, 1107 in Romania, 936 in Poland, 629 in Austria, 548 in Ukraine, 467 in Hungary, 297 in the Czech Republic. In the region, the majority of confirmed coronavirus cases were recorded in Germany (175210, +513 in the past 24 hours), followed by Belarus (30572, +922), Poland (18885, +356), Ukraine (18876, + 260), Romania (17036, +165), Austria (16179, +25), Serbia (10699, +89), Czech Republic (8586, +111), Moldova (6138, +78), Hungary (3556, +21 ), Greece (2836, +2), Bosnia and Herzegovina (2303, +14), Bulgaria (2259, +24), Croatia (2228, +2), North Macedonia (1817, +25), Estonia (1784, +10), Lithuania (1547, +6), Slovakia (1495, +1), Slovenia (1466), Latvia (1009, +1), Kosovo (955), Albania (948) and Montenegro (324).
A total of 41044 positive cases and 1973 deaths were confirmed until May 19 in Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and the western Balkan countries (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania).
In Central and Eastern Europe as a whole, Belarus has so far recorded the highest number of cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants (around 3221, Italy is at 3735 per million), followed by Moldova (2289) and Germany (2107), while the lowest rate was observed in Slovakia (274 per million) and Greece (263), according to elaborations on WHO data.
Germany is the nation of the area with the highest death rate per million inhabitants (96 compared to 529 in Italy), followed by Moldova (82), Austria (71) and Romania (57), while the most low was recorded in Slovakia (5). Between 11 May and 18 May, the largest percentage increase in cases confirmed on a weekly basis was recorded in Belarus (+ 24.0%), Moldova (+ 23.0%), Ukraine (+ 19.0%) and Poland. (+ 15.8%) In Serbia, Greece, Czechia, Lithuania, Germany, Slovakia, Austria, Estonia, Croatia, Slovenia and Montenegro the weekly percentage increase in new cases is less than 5%.
Between 4 May and 11 May, the largest percentage increase in cases confirmed on a weekly basis was recorded in Belarus (+ 36.7%), Ukraine (+ 26.9%), Bulgaria (21.4%), Moldova (+ 19.6%), Poland (+ 16.8%), Romania (+ 16.7%) and Bosnia (+ 13.0%), the lowest in Montenegro (+ 0.9%), Austria (+ 1.2%) and Slovenia (+ 1.3%). Also in Lithuania, Czechia, Croatia, Germany, Slovakia, Greece and Kosovo the weekly percentage increase in new cases is less than 5%.