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06 July 2020 A total of 479,667 confirmed cases of coronavirus infections (+3148 compared to the previous day) have been recorded since the outbreak in the countries of Central and Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria and Greece, according to official data collected by WHO, updated to 5 July.

The percentage growth on a weekly basis of total contagions, based on calculations updated to 29 June, has been particularly strong in the last week in Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina and North Macedonia. Belarus and Moldova now have more confirmed cases of Covid-19 per million inhabitants than Italy.

There have been 17,963 deaths in the area so far (+71), of which 9012 in Germany, 1731 in Romania, 1512 in Poland, 1227 in Ukraine 705 in Austria, 589 in Hungary, 582 in Moldova, 418 in Belarus 351 in Czechia , 334 in North Macedonia, 306 in Serbia. Between 22 June and 29 June, the largest percentage increase in total virus-related deaths was observed in Kosovo (+ 46.2%), Albania (+ 31.8%), Montenegro (+ 22.2%) and North Macedonia (+ 20.2%).

In the region, the largest number of confirmed coronavirus cases was recorded in Germany (196335, +239 in the past 24 hours), followed by Belarus (63270, +273), Ukraine (47677, np), Poland (35719, +31 ), Romania (28582, +416), Austria (18196, +123), Moldova (17672, +227), Serbia (15289, +325) and Czechia (12440, +121). A total of 73968 positive cases and 3169 deaths have been confirmed until July 5 in Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and the Western Balkans.

In Central and Eastern Europe as a whole, Belarus has recorded the highest number of Covid cases so far -19 per million inhabitants (about 6666) followed by Moldova (4381) and North Macedonia (3337, Italy is at 3992 per million), while the lowest rate was observed in Greece (326 per million) and Slovakia (321), according to elaborations on WHO data. North Macedonia is the nation in the area with the highest death rate per million inhabitants (161 against 576 in Italy), followed by Moldova (144) and Germany (108) and while the lowest rate was recorded in Slovakia (5).

Between 22 June and 29 June, the largest percentage increase on a weekly basis of the total confirmed cases was recorded in Montenegro (+ 32.9%), Kosovo (+ 23.9%), Albania (+ 23.6%) , Bulgaria (+ 20.1%), Bosnia and Herzegovina (+ 19.7%) and North Macedonia (+ 19.3%), while in Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia and Estonia's weekly percentage increase was between 5% and 0%.