From the Document: "Since 31 December 2019 and as of 9 June 2020, 7 069 278 cases of COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] have been reported worldwide, including 405 587 deaths. EU/EEA [European Union/European Economic Area] countries and the UK reported 1 444 710 cases (20% of all cases), including 169 207 deaths (42% of all deaths). The COVID-19 pandemic is posing an unprecedented threat to EU/EEA countries and the UK and to countries worldwide, many of which have been experiencing widespread transmission of the virus in the community for several months. While decreasing trends in disease incidence are being observed in the EU/EEA and the UK overall, some Member States are still reporting community transmission. In addition, the information available from sero-epidemiological studies suggests that the adaptive immunity of populations remains low. The absence of an effective treatment or vaccine, combined with an exponential growth in infections from late February, led many countries to implement non-pharmaceutical interventions, such as 'stay-at-home' policies, alongside other community and physical distancing measures, such as the cancellation of mass gatherings, and the closure of educational institutions, work places and public spaces."
2020 European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control
European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control: https://www.ecdc.europa.eu/