NBC: Coronavirus spikes in Spain, France and U.K. raise specter of second wave
Increases are stoking concerns among doctors and policymakers in countries still reeling from the pandemic’s first surge.
PARIS — Cases of the coronavirus are spiking in France, Spain and the United Kingdom even as social distancing restrictions ease, stoking concerns among doctors and policymakers about a “second wave” in countries still reeling from the pandemic’s first wave.
France set a record Friday after health authorities reported 8,975 new cases, far higher than the previous record of 7,578, which the was set March 31 at the height of the pandemic.
In the U.K., new infections soared to nearly 3,000 in one day — the country’s biggest jump since May. And Spain had nearly 9,000 new cases Thursday.
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WNU Editor: On a positive note. While cases in Europe are going up, it has yet to cause a significant surge in deaths and hospitalizations.
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