Coronavirus cases have skyrocketed in the European Union and Europe has now pulled well ahead of the United States in new and active cases of COVID-19, with major hotspots cropping up in France, Germany, and even the United Kingdom.
“Much of Europe is now seeing a major coronavirus surge, to the point that the European Union countries (with 28 countries and roughly 100 million more people than the U.S.) has surpassed America — which is also seeing its own sharp spike — in current cases overall,” New York Magazine reports.
“France and Germany reported record daily coronavirus cases on Saturday, as new restrictions went into effect in several European countries in an effort to slow the second wave of infection,” EU News adds.
Reuters notes that there appears to be a “global” surge, with the number of cases, worldwide, rising by a record 400,000 on Friday — the single largest one-day rise since the global coronavirus pandemic began. Europe, itself,