The number of people in Europe who have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus is now higher than the number of infections identified. This was announced by the top regional executive of the World Health Organization (WHO).
Director Hans Kluge said on Thursday that 462 days ago, the first corona cases were diagnosed in Europe.
Since then, according to WHO, 5.5 percent of the population has contracted the virus, while 7 percent of Europeans have now been fully vaccinated.
The WHO counts more than fifty countries in Europe. This concerns EU member states such as the Netherlands and countries such as Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan in Central Asia. About 51 million infections have been registered in the region, of which almost 1.37 million in the past week.
Kluge stated that a total of about 215 million vaccine doses had been administered in Europe. About 16 percent of the population would have had at least one dose. Most corona vaccines are distributed in two doses for maximum protection.