Europe Reports Record-High 700,000 COVID-19 Cases Last Week, WHO Says

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People queue to be tested for coronavirus in a sports arena on Tuesday in Lyon, central France. The World Health Organization said there were more than 700,000 new COVID-19 cases reported in Europe last week.

Europe's cases surged by 36% compared to the prior week. Across Europe, many countries are trying to slow the spread of the virus but avoid imposing a national lockdown.

(Image credit: Laurent Cipriani/AP)