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Follow the latest updates from the Coronavirus outbreak in Europe and around the World!

Total number of cases: 8,527,421. Total number of deaths: 453,834.

18 June


New live update page launched.

We have now launched a new live update site from the coronavirus situation in Sweden.

Read more here.

28 May


How long will Immunity against Covid-19 last?

Read the article here.

26 May


The US has now passed 100,000 coronavirus deaths.

21 May


Spanish study reveals that not all people who test positive for Coronavirus antibodies are immunized against the virus.

A study from Spain suggests that 44% of people with mild or asymptomatic infection have very low antibody levels with little neutralizing capacity.

This means that a positive antibody test may not guarantee protection against the Coronavirus (known officially as SARS-CoV-2).

Read the whole article here.

19 May


US President Donald Trump takes hydroxychloroquine as a preventative against the coronavirus. 

The US President has said that he has been taking hydroxychloroquine as a preventative against the coronavirus.

18 May


Norwegian state epidemiologist heavily criticises the Swedish strategy: “It’s too dangerous. Sweden goes against the rest of the world.”

The Norwegian state epidemiologist, Frode Forland, has in an interview heavily criticised the Swedish approach to the coronavirus pandemic.

He describes the Swedish strategy as being “dangerous”.

“New studies indicate that the dark numbers are not as high as Johan Giesecke (the former Swedish state epidemiologist) and Anders Tegnell (current state epidemiologist in Sweden) say. With such a high mortality rate, it is too dangerous to hope for a controlled spread,” Frode Forland says.

Frode further states that “Sweden goes agains the rest of the world”.

Johan Giesecke, the former Swedish state epidemiologist and advisor to the WHO, has said that Sweden is right, whilst all other countries tackle the coronavirus outbreak in the wrong way.

Frode heavily criticises this statement, saying that “He should be more humble. There is a lot that we do not know about the virus.”

At the time of writing this, Sweden has over 3,700 coronavirus deaths compared to 233 in Norway.

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14 May


Iceland has now almost ERADICATED the coronavirus. “We don’t have much virus left in society” says state epidemiologist.

Read the whole article here.

5 May


The UK has now bypassed Italy in number of deaths.

The UK has now bypassed Italy in the number of coronavirus deaths.

The UK is now number 2 in the world after the USA.


Coronavirus deaths per 1 million inhabitants – map.

28 April


Coronavirus deaths per 1 million inhabitants – Scandinavia.

24 April


Lockdowns are about solidarity with the older generation.

Even though there are many not reported cases and deaths, the picture is very clear; For most under 50 – COVID-19 is not big problem. For older people – it is a killer.

Until 10th of August UK has reported:

Dead 0-49 years: 251 – Over 50: 10,084

Sweden has reported so far:

Dead 0-49 years: 34 – Over 50: 1,987

Looking at the death rate it seems to be for:

25 year olds – around 1 in 3000

48 year olds – around 1 in 1000 to 1 in 2500

Taking into account underlying conditions – it will be even lower for healthy people.

However for older people it is a killer. As we saw, among people over 50 in UK, over 40 times more has died, than among people under 50. And in Sweden 58 times more.

Of course without ICU the death rate would be higher even among the young.

In Sweden it is estimated that 0.8% of people aged 40-49 have needed ICU treatment. However with it, most of them have made it.

Looking at Norway: (Based on their estimate that the real number of infected are 3 times the recorded number.)

As of 23rd April: 20-29 years old:

0.7% have been hospitalized.

0.09% have needed ICU.

None have died.

40-49 years old:

2.6% have been hospitalized.

0.6% have needed ICU.

None have died.

60-69 years old:

6.3% have been hospitalized.

2.3% have needed ICU.

0.4% have died.

70-79 years old:

9.4% have been hospitalized.

2.8% have needed ICU.

2.5% have died.

Deaths 0-49 years: None. Over 50: 180

80-89 years old:

8.8% (only) have been hospitalized.

1.3% (only) have been given ICU….

6.4% have died.

90 + years old:

3.6% (only) have been hospitalized.

0% have been given ICU….

16.5% have died.

And to add: 50-59 years old:

3.4% have been hospitalized.

1% have been given ICU

Men: 0.3% have died.

Women: 0 % have died.

The picture from Sweden, Norway and UK are clear.

Under 50 – COVID-19 is not a very big deal. (At least as long as ICU are not overloaded.)

But over 70 – it is a killer.

This is what lockdowns are about solidarity with the older generation.

That said, the government should consider changing them as they now ask young people that will not benefit much from lockdowns to make big financial sacrifices, whilst they that benefit from the lockdown, will probably have the same pension as before and not need to sacrifice.

As such there is a risk that younger people might loose respect for the lockdowns. One size does not fit all.

Maybe the solution is a heavy lockdown for people over a certain age, with help from the government with food deliveries and so on, and a much less heavy lockdown for younger people.

Or do you have a better solution ?

18 April


Italy reports 3,491 new cases and 482 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 175,925 cases and 23,227 deaths.


“Opening Up America Again” – Trump announces a three-phase plan to reopen the USA.

President Donald Trump has announced a three-phase plan to reopen America.

Trump said that the guidelines (known as “Opening Up America Again”) are for areas with low transmission of the virus.

Before starting with the first phase of the plan, a State must have seen a downwards trend in number of new cases over a period of 14 days.

Phase one of reopening:

  • Employers should continue remote working and to close common areas and enforce strict social distancing.
  • Restaurants, churches, gyms, cinemas and movie theatres can reopen with physical distancing measures enforced.
  • Doctors can resume elective surgeries.

If there’s no spike in number of new cases with these restrictions, the State can proceed to phase two of the plan:

  • Schools and bars can reopen with a smaller occupancy limit.
  • Non-essential travel can resume.
  • People can gather in groups no larger than 50 people, but employers should encourage remote working.

If there’s still no spike in number of new cases with these restrictions, the State can proceed to phase three of the plan:

  • People can go out in public as long as they follow social distancing rules.
  • Visits to hospitals and senior living facilities can resume.
  • Large venues can open with strict physical distancing guidelines in place.
  • Offices and other workplaces can return to normal without restrictions.

There are no timelines for each of these three phases.

Trump also suggested that 29 states should be able to reopen relatively soon, and some could start following the guidelines today.

“Now that we have passed the peak in new cases, we’re starting our life again, we’re starting rejuvenation of our economy again in a safe, structured and very responsible fashion,” Trump said.

16 April


Italy reports 3,876 new cases and 525 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 168,941 cases and 22,170 deaths.

15 April


Spain reports 3,573 new cases and 324 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 177,633 cases and 18,579 deaths.


The number of coronavirus cases has passed 2 million worldwide.

14 April


President Trump halts ALL funding from the USA to the WHO.

The reason for cutting the funding is because they have put “political correctness over lifesaving measures.”

“The WHO failed in this duty, and must be held accountable,” says President Donald Trump.


Italy reports 2,972 new cases and 602 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 162,488 cases and 21,067 deaths.

13 April


The Coronavirus is “10x more deadly than the swine flu” according to WHO.

The WHO has stated that the coronavirus is “10x more deadly than the swine flu”.

The swine flu in 2009-2010 infected 1.6 million people, and had 18,449 confimed fatalities.

“We can only say what we know, and we can only act on what we know” says the WHO chief.

The WHO is calling for a slow return to life as normal.

“We know that Covid-19 spreads fast and we know that it is deadly – ten times deadlier than the 2009 flu pandemic. We know that the virus can spread more easily in crowded environments like nursing homes. We know that early case finding, testing, isolating, caring for every case, and tracing every contact is essential for stopping transmission.”

“We know that in some countries cases are doubling every three to four days. However while Covid-19 accelerates very fast it decelerates much more slowly.”

“In other words the way down is much slower than the way up. That means control measures must be lifted slowly and with control” says the WHO chief.

There are currently 1,915,149 cases and 118,984 deaths by coronavirus worldwide.


Italy reports 3,153 new cases and 566 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 159,516 cases and 20,465 deaths.


Spain reports 2,665 new cases and 280 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 169,496 cases and 17,489 deaths.


12 April


Spain reports 2,992 new cases and 366 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 166,019 cases and 16,972 deaths.


11 April


Belgium reports 1,351 new cases and 327 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 28,018 cases and 3,346 deaths.


The US has now passed 500,000 cases.

After 33,000 new cases and 2,000 new deaths yesterday, the US has now 502,000 cases and 18,700 deaths.


President Donald Trump: “If the USA had followed the Swedish approach, we might have had 2 million dead.”

The President of USA answered a reporter yesterday who asked if he thought the US should have followed the Swedish approach that “If the USA had followed the Swedish approach, we might have had 2 million dead.”

10 April


The UK reports 5,191 new cases and 980 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 70,272 cases and 8,958 deaths.


Italy reports 3,951 new cases and 570 new deaths today.

The total coronavirus numbers are now 147,577 cases and 18,849 deaths.


Sweden: Older people will now be REFUSED care.

Read the article here.

9 April


Boris Johnson out of intensive care.

8 April


Italy reports 3,836 cases and 542 deaths.

The total numbers are now 139,442 cases and 17,669 deaths.


7 April


Italy reports 3,039 cases and 604 deaths.

The total numbers are now 135,586 cases and 17,127 deaths.


Spain reported 3,835 new cases and 457 new deaths today.

The total numbers in Spain are now 140,510 cases and 13,798 deaths.


UK PM Boris Johnson is “extremely sick” and it’s very likely that he will need a ventilator soon, says Medical Expert.

Read the whole article here.

6 April


Italy reports 3,599 new cases and 636 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 132,547 cases and 16,523 deaths.


Tiger infected by Coronavirus.

A tiger at Bronx zoo has been tested positive for coronavirus.


Number of deaths by Covid-19 pass 70,000 worldwide.


Boris Johnson in hospital.

The UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson was taken to hospital at Sunday evening after persistent high temperatures and not recovering from the coronavirus after 11 days.

We are live reporting the situation on our UK page. Follow the latest updates here.

5 April


Italy reports 4,316 new cases and 525 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 128,948 cases and 15,887 deaths.


The UK reports 5,903 new cases and 621 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 47,806 cases and 4,934 deaths.

For more details, follow our live reporting from the UK here.


The European countries with most deaths by coronavirus per million inhabitants:

Country Deaths / 1M pop
San Marino943
Spain266
Italy254
Andorra220
Belgium125
France116
Netherlands96
Switzerland77
UK64
Luxembourg50
Sweden43
Channel Islands29
Ireland28
Denmark28
Liechtenstein26
Portugal26
Monaco25
Austria23
Germany17
Slovenia13
Iceland12
Isle of Man12
Norway11
Estonia11
North Macedonia8
Romania8
Cyprus7
Greece7
Albania7
Czechia6
Bosnia-Herzegovina6
Finland5
Serbia5
Lithuania4
Hungary4
Montenegro3
Croatia3
Bulgaria3
Poland2
Belarus0.5
Russia0.3
Slovakia0.2
Faroe Islands
Malta
Greenland

Belgium reports 1,260 new cases and 164 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 19,691 cases and 1,447 deaths.


Sweden’s death numbers are under-reported.

The Swedish health department has now admitted that the real numbers of deaths are much higher than reported. Read more here.


Over 1.2 million cases worldwide.

There are now over 1.2 million cases and over 65,000 deaths worldwide.


Spain reports 4,519 new cases and 471 new deaths.

The total numbers in Spain are now 130,759 cases and 12,418 deaths. The death rate stands at 9.5% now.

4 April


The US reported its biggest increase in number of cases and deaths so far.

The US reported the biggest increase in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths yesterday. The US reported 32,284 new cases and 1,321 new deaths yesterday.


Number of cases worldwide pass 1.1 million.

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 1.1 million now.


France reported 23,060 on April 3.

The total numbers are now 82,165 cases and 6,507 deaths.

France reported 17,827 additional cases and 532 additional deaths from nursing homes that had not been reported previously, explaining the huge surge in cases.

3 April


France reports 5,233 new cases and 1,120 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 64,388 cases and 6,507 deaths.


Italy reports 4,585 new cases and 766 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 119,827 cases and 14,682 deaths.


Belgium reports 1,422 new cases and 132 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 16,770 cases and 1,143 deaths.


Spain reports 5,645 new cases and 587 new deaths.

The total numbers are now 117,710 cases and 10,935 deaths.


Cruise ship allowed to dock in Florida.

A cruise ship, carrying passengers with suspected coronavirus, has now been given permission to dock in Florida after having been turned away from South American ports.

The Zaandam and sister ship the Rotterdam, will disembark at Port Everglades.


601 new cases in Russia today.

The total numbers are now 4,149 cases and 34 deaths.


The US reported 29,874 new cases and 968 new deaths yesterday.

The total numbers are now 244,877 cases and 6,070 deaths.

2 April


Germany reported 6,807 new coronavirus cases and 176 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 84,788 cases and 1,107 deaths.


3,9 billion people are now in lockdown worldwide due to the coronavirus.

That’s about half of the world’s population.


France reported 2,116 new coronavirus cases and 1,355 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 59,105 cases and 5,387 deaths. 884 of the dead today were from nursing homes.


Italy reported 4,668 new coronavirus cases and 760 new deaths today.

The total numbers are now 115,242 cases and 13,915 deaths.


Remember, the numbers from Sweden, Norway, the UK and Irealand are not reported on this page – they have an own live update! You can find them in the links above.


The coronavirus has passed 1,000,000 million cases and 50,000 deaths today.

Coronavirus timeline:

  • 6 March: 100,000 cases
  • 18 March: 200,000 cases
  • 21 March: 300,000 cases
  • 24 March: 400,000 cases
  • 26 March: 500,000 cases
  • 28 March: 600,000 cases
  • 29 March: 700,000 cases
  • 31 March: 800,000 cases
  • 1 April: 900,000 cases
  • 2 April: 1,000,000 cases

Spain reports 6,120 new cases and 616 new deaths today.

The total number now stands at 110,238 cases and 10,003 deaths.

1 April


20:04 GMT Italy reported 4,782 new coronavirus cases and 727 new deaths. The total numbers are now 110,574 cases and 13,155 deaths.

11:42 GMT The Netherlands reports 1,019 new cases and 134 new deaths, taking the total number to 13,614 cases and 1,173 deaths.

11:40 GMT A 12-year-old girl infected by COVID-19 has died in Belgium, the health officials said on Tuesday. She is the first child to have died by the virus so far in Belgium.

11:32 GMT Belgium reported 1,189 new cases and 123 new deaths today, taking the total number to 13,964 cases and 828 deaths.

11:29 GMT The United States had by far the biggest increase in both cases and deaths yesterday. They reported 24,742 new cases and 912 new deaths yesterday, taking the total number to 188,530 cases and 4,053 deaths.

11:26 GMT Spain becomes the third country to pass 100,000 cases. After 6,213 new cases and 589 new deaths today, the total number now stands at 102,136 cases and 9,053 deaths.

31 March


21:32 GMT 21,371 new cases in the US today and 632 new deaths, taking the total number to 185,189 cases and 3,773 deaths.

20:20 GMT France reported 7,578 new cases today and 499 new deaths. The total number are now 52,128 cases and 3,523 deaths.

20:05 GMT Italy reported 4,053 new cases and 837 new deaths. The total numbers are now 105,792 cases and 12,428 deaths.

30 March


20:46 GMT There are currently 775,782 cases and 37,109 deaths worldwide.

20:35 GMT We start this liveblog now!

Paul Imanuelsen
Paul Imanuelsen
Paul Imanuelsen is the founder and main writer for Latest from Europe. He is a Swedish photographer and the author of 5 books.

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