France, Croatia, Slovenia, Malta, Austria, Hungary and Greece all saw a huge resurgence of coronavirus cases in the week of August 10 to August 16. The horrific data comes from the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. As of August 20, coronavirus cases around the world reached 22,523,192 according to Johns Hopkins University.
Croatia has seen the worst increase in cases in the past week, with a staggering 174% increase.
The increase in the country takes it from 7.8 cases of coronavirus per 100,000 to 21.5.
Croatia’s coronavirus collapse saw it added to the UK’s quarantine list for travelers today.
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The UK has also added Austria, as well as Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean, to the list, which goes into effect at 4 a.m. on Saturday.
Other European countries, such as France, Malta and the Netherlands, were ranked last week.
Spain has been on the UK’s quarantine list since the end of July and continues to have the highest rate of coronavirus infection with 60.6 cases per 100,000.
But the increase in cases has slowed, with the country registering a 10.1 percent rate from August 10 to 16.
Italy, once the worst-affected country in Europe, has now seen tougher lockdown measures reintroduced.
It has recorded a 46.9% increase in coronavirus cases over the past week.
This increase is equivalent to an increase from 3.8 cases per 100,000 to 5.5.
The country also recorded 845 new cases today, its biggest daily increase after the lockdown was eased in early June.
Unlike EU countries, the UK fared better last week.
But the country still recorded an increase in cases of 13.6%, from 8.7 cases per 100,000 to 9.9.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said at the end of July that the government had to be “quick” in introducing new measures to prevent European travelers from infecting people.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock also told the BBC on Wednesday that ministers are “working as fast as possible” to achieve the “moonshot” of mass testing so restrictions can be relaxed, as the UK aims to increase the total number of fortnightly coronavirus tests to 150,000 by October.