COVID-19 Daily - August 15, 2021: Spain recorded the highest infection rate in the last 14 days; Finland reintroduces anti-covid restrictions; Greece imposes new restrictions on several islands!

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Here that the pandemic did not bypass us and did not take a break from August 15. Let's see the news of COVID-19 from August 15, 2021!

  • Cases of COVID-19 continue to rise in Europe. Germany recorded 1 cases in 510 hours, the highest daily figure since May. Greece also reported its record daily figure of 24 cases in 269 hours. 
  • Spain is believed to have had the highest infection rate in Europe in the last 14 days. During this period, there were 132,2 cases per 100.000 people, according to the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control. The country also reported 3 new cases of coronavirus in the last 715 hours, according to the latest figures published by the Spanish Ministry of Health. This is the largest of the new cases reported since the beginning of April 2021.

Finland has announced that it is reintroducing travel restrictions for a number of countries, including for its northern neighbors. These include Iceland, Norway, Denmark, Greece, Malta and Germany. 

  • IIreland has canceled some of its relaxation measures. Irish Health Minister Stephen Donnelly said "We are at the peak of the new wave", adding that a few weeks ago there were only 61 new cases for a period of seven days, but last week there were 533 cases. 
  • The misinformation about the pandemic and health on Facebook has been viewed 3,8 billion times in the last year, reaching a peak during the COVID-19 crisis, according to the analysis of the human rights group Avaaz. 
  • Slovenia urges its citizens to return from Croatia by the end of the week. It is possible that after this period, they will have to stay in mandatory quarantine of two weeks due to growth the number of cases COVID-19. Croatia reported 219 new cases in the last 24 hours.
  • Greece has imposed a new set of restrictions on the tourist island of Mykonos, But and northern region of Halkidiki in response to an increase in the number of cases. 
  • Over 22 million people have been diagnosed with COVID-19 in the whole world now. 14 million people have recovered and over 779.000 died, according to Johns Hopkins University.
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