COVID-19 archive

Almost three years since the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a public health emergency of international concern on 11 March 2020, the virus remains a global threat to health. Although the development of COVID-19 vaccines brought hope that the pandemic could be contained and eventually halted, 2021 has seen a combination of factors impede this progress. Erratic and hesitant public health measures, inadequate health system capacities, and highly unequal access to COVID-19 vaccines have enabled new variants of SARS-CoV-2 to surge, resulting in successive waves of infection in every region. COVID-19 continues to cause substantial loss of life around the world. 

Since the beginning of the pandemic, COVID-19 has been an immense burden across the world, with the World Health Organization (WHO) reporting over 504.4 million cases and over 6.2 million deaths as of April 2022. Although the virus is prevalent across the entire planet, the vast majority of confirmed cases have been reported from the WHO Region of the Americas and the European Region. This page offers a trends archive with monthly data on the progression of the COVID-19 virus in Europe since the onset of the pandemic until May 2023, providing statistics of total cases, new cases, hospitalised patients, and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) patients.

*  Data valid for 28 EU member states (Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czechia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom).