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70% of adults in the EU have received at least one vaccine

Seventy percent of adults in the European Union (EU) have been stricken with COVID-19 at least once, the European Commission said on Tuesday.

“These figures place Europe among the world leaders,” European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen said in a statement.

About 57% of adults had been fully immunized, she said.

However, the numbers differ considerably across the block.

In Romania, for example, just over 30 percent of the adult population had received a punch.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control had said.

Denmark, by contrast, had fully immunized 60 percent, and nearly 84 percent of the population had received only one injection so far.

Despite improving vaccination rates in the EU, von der Leyen urged countries and citizens not to let their guard down against the virus.

“The Delta variant is very dangerous,” she said, calling on anyone who has had the opportunity to get the vaccine.

In recent weeks, the spread of the more contagious Delta variant than previous variants has resulted in a wave of infections in countries around the world. (dpa / NAN)

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