Europe's second COVID-19 wave 10x smaller than the first.

Europe is currently experiencing a second outbreak of coronavirus, with new data suggesting that the first wave in March was ten times as severe as is it now.

The continent is experiencing 300,000 new recorded cases of the virus every week, however during the Spring outbreak of coronavirus over 3 million cases are estimated to have spread in one week. Data available at the time suggested just 200,000 new cases were being recorded weekly, despite the huge death toll. Lack of testing available meant most cases were not found in March and April. Most countries in Europe invested in expanding their testing capacity over the Summer, meaning experts can now have a better understanding of how many people have the virus.

Not only has testing capabilities improved, but also the survival rate of COVID-19. People with severe cases of coronavirus in March had a 66% survival rate compared to 84% now with improved medicine and understanding of the virus.

The news comes as the UK sees a 77% rise in infections on Tuesday compared to the previous day, with 7,143 new cases being found. 71 deaths were also recorded from the disease, which represents the highest death toll since July.

Boris Johnson has announced new measures to prevent a second peak, including a 10pm curfew on pubs and restaurants, however he has been criticised by some Tory MPs for going too far with restrictions.

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