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Image source, AFPImage caption, Queues were reported as Germans responded to calls to get vaccinated

Germany is in the grip of a "dramatic" fourth Covid wave, Chancellor Angela Merkel has said on the eve of a crisis meeting with regional leaders.

Daily infections hit a new German record of 52,826 on Wednesday as European governments responded to a surge on much of the continent.

"It's not too late to decide to get a first vaccination," said Mrs Merkel, calling for a faster booster jab drive.

The Netherlands, now under partial lockdown, also reported record cases.

Austria imposed a lockdown on an estimated two million unvaccinated people on Monday and other European states are weighing up their own restrictions.

Sweden is introducing a Covid vaccination pass from 1 December for the first time for concerts and other indoor events involving more than 100 people. "You who are unvaccinated cannot just carry on as normal; your most important contribution is to get vaccinated," said Social Affairs Minister Lena Hallengren, who accepted the measure was tough but said Sweden was not isolated from the rest of the world.

Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said anyone who had not been vaccinated (or could show they had had recovered from Covid-19) would be banned from accessing public events or services. From Monday, negative tests would no longer be enough.

Neighbouring Slovakia, where a record 8,342 cases were reported on Wednesday, is planning similar measures: workplaces and non-essential shops will be accessible only to vaccinated staff or to people who could prove they have recovered, says Prime Minister Eduard Heger.

Vaccination rates vary across the continent. Slovak take-up is among the lowest in the EU at 44% while the Czech rate is 58%, in Austria it is 65% and in Germany 68%.

Both Germany and Austria have reported queues at vaccination centres, but they have some of the lowest take-up rates in Western Europe.

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Austria also has a very high incidence rate of 971.5 cases per 100,000 people, far higher than Germany's 319.5.

As well as its lockdown for the unvaccinated, some Austrian officials are calling for tighter restrictions for others too, such as a possible night-time curfew.

Image source, Getty ImagesImage caption, Austria has reported a record 14,416 cases in the past 24 hours, two days after it imposed a lockdown on the unvaccinated

Although Germany's overall death toll is far lower than that in the UK, 294 deaths have been recorded in 24 hours and Mrs Merkel spoke of an emergency with intensive care beds filling up in hospitals. The UK reported another 201 deaths within 28 days of testing positive for Covid on Wednesday, and a further 38,263 infections.

Many German regions are now only allowing vaccinated people access to most services, including bars, cafes, hairdressers and gyms.

Politically the situation is complicated as the outgoing Merkel government is set to be replaced by a coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and pro-business liberals who aim to present planned Covid measures to parliament on Thursday.

France is being hit by a fifth wave of Covid, according to government spokesperson Gabriel Attal. But there are no plans beyond the current Covid passport as "we are coping better than previously thanks to the vaccines and the health pass".

He said France was light years away from the situation a year ago, and anyone aged 50-64 could now make an appointment for a third Covid vaccination.


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Country

Deaths

Death rate*

Total Cases

New Cases

0

10
100
1k
10k

**

US

759,493

231.4

46,860,833

Brazil

611,283

289.6

21,957,967

India

463,655

33.9

34,447,536

Mexico

291,147

228.2

3,845,733

Russia

250,609

173.6

8,918,926

Peru

200,635

617.1

2,214,543

Indonesia

143,659

53.1

4,250,855

UK

142,898

213.8

9,561,099

Italy

132,775

220.2

4,860,061

Iran

128,167

154.6

6,037,718

Colombia

127,809

253.9

5,031,945

France

118,125

176.1

7,287,645

Argentina

116,232

258.6

5,305,742

Germany

97,720

117.5

5,056,243

South Africa

89,746

153.3

2,925,677

Spain

87,673

186.2

5,047,156

Ukraine

81,924

184.6

3,380,189

Poland

78,867

207.7

3,204,515

Turkey

73,531

88.1

8,410,136

Romania

53,069

274.2

1,742,304

Philippines

45,581

42.2

2,816,980

Chile

37,975

200.4

1,736,481

Ecuador

32,989

189.9

519,560

Hungary

31,867

326.2

939,784

Czech Republic

31,541

295.6

1,896,075

Malaysia

29,676

92.9

2,546,309

Canada

29,385

78.2

1,756,452

Pakistan

28,612

13.2

1,279,876

Bangladesh

27,922

17.1

1,572,501

Belgium

26,321

229.2

1,484,712

Bulgaria

26,279

376.7

655,647

Tunisia

25,311

216.4

715,687

Iraq

23,503

59.8

2,069,247

Vietnam

23,082

23.9

1,026,522

Thailand

20,081

28.8

2,024,753

Egypt

19,499

19.4

343,961

Bolivia

19,017

165.2

523,485

Myanmar

18,929

35.0

513,262

Netherlands

18,734

108.1

2,295,107

Japan

18,323

14.5

1,724,893

Portugal

18,257

177.8

1,107,488

Kazakhstan

17,461

94.3

1,038,719

Greece

16,766

156.5

831,874

Paraguay

16,278

231.1

461,624

Guatemala

15,714

94.6

610,004

Sweden

15,082

146.6

1,182,471

Morocco

14,743

40.4

948,226

Sri Lanka

13,995

64.2

551,343

Slovakia

13,537

248.2

560,100

Bosnia and Herzegovina

11,962

362.4

263,587

Austria

11,706

131.9

959,652

Nepal

11,477

40.1

816,966

Switzerland

11,327

132.1

909,038

Jordan

11,215

111.0

889,671

Georgia

11,057

297.2

785,911

Serbia

10,839

156.1

1,211,163

Honduras

10,352

106.2

376,967

Croatia

9,881

242.9

538,752

Saudi Arabia

8,813

25.7

549,222

Lebanon

8,582

125.2

652,735

Moldova

8,495

319.6

352,822

Cuba

8,282

73.1

958,738

Israel

8,143

89.9

1,337,493

Azerbaijan

7,445

74.3

560,853

Panama

7,343

172.9

474,621

North Macedonia

7,328

351.7

209,277

Afghanistan

7,293

19.2

156,552

Costa Rica

7,197

142.6

564,159

Armenia

7,055

238.5

329,341

Ethiopia

6,623

5.9

368,822

Lithuania

6,344

227.6

444,181

Uruguay

6,101

176.2

396,545

Algeria

5,984

13.9

207,970

Ireland

5,566

112.6

498,448

Kenya

5,316

10.1

254,297

Libya

5,296

78.1

364,675

Venezuela

5,026

17.6

419,745

Slovenia

4,941

236.6

378,142

China

4,849

0.3

110,773

Belarus

4,848

51.2

627,478

Palestinian Territories

4,743

101.2

456,632

Zimbabwe

4,696

32.1

133,428

Dominican Republic

4,170

38.8

395,856

Oman

4,113

82.7

304,429

Latvia

3,762

196.7

240,340

El Salvador

3,728

57.8

117,884

Zambia

3,666

20.5

209,983

Namibia

3,564

142.9

129,041

Uganda

3,238

7.3

126,923

South Korea

3,115

6.0

397,466

Sudan

3,099

7.2

41,093

Albania

2,990

104.8

193,075

Kosovo

2,980

166.1

160,948

Nigeria

2,968

1.5

213,147

Cambodia

2,872

17.4

119,588

Denmark

2,767

47.6

423,322

Kyrgyzstan

2,707

41.9

182,425

Syria

2,666

15.6

46,275

Kuwait

2,462

58.5

413,008

Botswana

2,411

104.7

193,701

Jamaica

2,327

78.9

90,209

Malawi

2,302

12.4

61,843

Montenegro

2,207

354.7

152,087

United Arab Emirates

2,143

21.9

740,945

Mozambique

1,936

6.4

151,427

Yemen

1,923

6.6

9,918

Mongolia

1,888

58.5

373,344

Australia

1,888

7.4

190,605

Senegal

1,881

11.5

73,954

Trinidad and Tobago

1,858

133.2

62,267

Cameroon

1,770

6.8

106,190

Angola

1,727

5.4

64,913

Estonia

1,673

126.1

212,096

Bahrain

1,393

84.9

277,223

Uzbekistan

1,358

4.0

189,915

Rwanda

1,338

10.6

100,136

Somalia

1,313

8.5

22,837

Eswatini

1,245

108.4

46,472

Finland

1,216

22.0

167,119

Ghana

1,206

4.0

130,649

Suriname

1,136

195.4

50,046

DR Congo

1,099

1.3

57,729

Madagascar

964

3.6

43,672

Guyana

959

122.5

36,817

Norway

950

17.8

228,526

Luxembourg

855

137.9

84,248

Taiwan

848

3.6

16,487

Guadeloupe

822

205.5

54,672

Mauritania

807

17.8

38,133

Tanzania

725

1.2

26,196

Haiti

708

6.3

24,543

Ivory Coast

702

2.7

61,511

Martinique

700

186.4

43,962

Fiji

679

76.3

52,397

Bahamas

665

170.7

22,572

Lesotho

661

31.1

21,691

French Polynesia

636

227.7

45,573

Qatar

611

21.6

241,089

Cyprus

587

49.0

127,036

Singapore

586

10.3

237,203

Mali

585

3.0

16,666

Belize

534

136.8

28,899

Malta

462

91.9

38,200

Papua New Guinea

436

5.0

32,953

Guinea

387

3.0

30,715

Réunion

376

42.3

55,865

Cape Verde

350

63.6

38,296

Gambia

341

14.5

9,980

French Guiana

318

109.3

45,306

Congo

309

5.7

18,153

Liberia

287

5.8

5,818

New Caledonia

272

94.5

11,573

Saint Lucia

269

147.2

12,835

Gabon

266

12.2

36,692

Maldives

247

46.5

89,840

Togo

243

3.0

26,158

Mauritius

240

19.0

18,979

Burkina Faso

234

1.2

15,281

Niger

232

1.0

6,692

Nicaragua

210

3.2

16,877

Grenada

200

178.6

5,863

Barbados

193

67.2

22,093

Djibouti

186

19.1

13,495

Mayotte

185

69.5

20,769

Curaçao

175

111.1

17,225

Chad

175

1.1

5,107

Aruba

172

161.8

16,083

Equatorial Guinea

168

12.4

13,485

Benin

161

1.4

24,833

Comoros

149

17.5

4,396

Guinea-Bissau

144

7.5

6,402

South Sudan

133

1.2

12,558

Andorra

130

168.5

15,819

Tajikistan

125

1.3

17,488

Seychelles

122

125.0

22,633

Timor-Leste

122

9.4

19,809

Sierra Leone

121

1.5

6,400

Antigua and Barbuda

107

110.2

4,118

Bermuda

106

165.8

5,708

Channel Islands

103

59.8

14,519

Central African Republic

101

2.1

11,666

Laos

99

1.4

54,192

Gibraltar

98

290.8

6,509

Brunei

96

22.2

14,215

San Marino

92

271.7

5,624

Sint Maarten

75

184.1

4,532

St Vincent and the Grenadines

71

64.2

5,270

Isle of Man

64

75.7

10,255

Liechtenstein

61

160.4

3,846

Saint Martin

56

147.4

3,975

Sao Tome and Principe

56

26.0

3,731

Eritrea

51

1.5

7,055

Burundi

38

0.3

20,221

British Virgin Islands

38

126.5

2,745

Monaco

36

92.4

3,478

Dominica

35

48.7

5,336

Iceland

34

9.4

15,321

New Zealand

34

0.7

8,866

Saint Kitts and Nevis

27

51.1

2,749

Turks and Caicos Islands

23

60.2

3,045

Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba

21

80.8

2,628

Diamond Princess cruise ship

13

712

Faroe Islands

8

16.4

2,939

Wallis and Futuna Islands

7

61.2

454

Saint Barthelemy

6

60.9

1,661

Anguilla

4

26.9

1,137

Bhutan

3

0.4

2,625

Cayman Islands

2

3.1

4,203

MS Zaandam cruise ship

2

9

Montserrat

1

20.0

41

Vanuatu

1

0.3

6

Greenland

0

0.0

990

Falkland Islands

0

0.0

79

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

0

0.0

32

Vatican

0

0.0

27

Solomon Islands

0

0.0

20

Palau

0

0.0

8

Marshall Islands

0

0.0

4

Saint Helena

0

0.0

4

Samoa

0

0.0

3

Kiribati

0

0.0

2

Micronesia

0

0.0

1

Cook Islands

0

0.0

1

Tonga

0

0.0

1

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This information is regularly updated but may not reflect the latest totals for each country.

** The past data for new cases is a three day rolling average. Due to revisions in the number of cases, an average cannot be calculated for this date.

Source: Johns Hopkins University and national public health agencies

Figures last updated: 15 November 2021, 09:40 GMT