European coronavirus cases pass 20 million mark

PARIS: Health officials have recorded more than 20 million cases of the coronavirus across Europe, according to an AFP tally based on official sources at 1.15pm on Tuesday.

Europe is the worst affected region for the disease, which was first detected on the continent at the beginning of the year.

Almost 40% of the new cases detected over the last seven days worldwide were in Europe, but the rate of infection appears to be stabilising, with a 2% drop in cases compared with the previous week.

Behind Europe, the US and Canada has 15.4 million cases and Latin America 13.6 million.

To date, there have been 67 million cases recorded across the world since the outbreak began at the end of 2019.