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France, in turn, saw a whopping 34,000 new cases in a single day recorded on Monday. The number of new infections has since fallen almost by half over recent days, down to some 18,000 cases per day, but still remains higher than the peaks reported by London or Moscow, data collected by Johns Hopkins University shows. The developments have prompted the government to close bars and restaurants once again, much to the dismay of their owners and staff, while hospitals shifted to emergency mode.
Spain saw its record-high uptick surpassing 30,000 in late September. The situation in Madrid was considered grave enough for the government to impose a state of emergency in the city on Friday, after a local court overturned a previously introduced partial lockdown.
Europe currently accounts for some 16 percent of global coronavirus cases and for more than one fifth of Covid-19-reated deaths in the world. Out of the total 100,000 new cases reported in Europe, one third was recorded in Eastern Europe.
However, the US, India and Brazil remain the top three worst-affected nations. The number of cases reported in America alone over the last 24 hours was almost double that recorded throughout Europe, at 191,000.
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