Coronavirus: How the Best and Worst European Countries Compare to U.S. States

Coronavirus: How the Best and Worst European Countries Compare to U.S. States

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Europe is Seeing a Resurgence in New Coronavirus Cases, although the severity varies enormously by country. Here's a snapshot of the worst hit countries and those that still have very low rates, in many cases in spite of students already having gone back to school. Note that the lists below are not exhaustive, but include the countries most visited by our clients.

Best European Countries by New COVID-19 Cases per 100K in Past 7 Days

  • Cyprus (2 new COVID-19 cases per 100K)
  • Latvia (2)
  • Finland (3)
  • Sweden (8)
  • Estonia (9)
  • Germany (10)
  • Norway (10)
  • Iceland (11)
  • Denmark (13)
  • Greece (14)

Keep in mind these are total new cases, so still quite low in terms of average daily cases. Greece's 14, averaged over the 7 days, is just 2 per day. That's equivalent to Maine and New Hampshire right now in the U.S. Sweden, at 8 new cases over the past 7 days, or an average of just over 1 daily, is equivalent to Vermont.

Meanwhile, the travelers from the worst European countries are facing quarantines elsewhere in Europe; Scotland has added Portugal to its 14-day quarantine list, due to Portugal's 23 new cases over the past 7 days (Wales has also removed Portugal from its list of countries exempt from quarantine, although England has not).

Worst European Countries by New COVID-19 Cases per 100K in Past 7 Days

  • Spain (125 new COVID-19 cases per 100K)
  • Montenegro (84)
  • France (60)
  • Croatia (47)
  • Czech Republic (28)
  • Belgium (25)
  • Switzerland (25)
  • Portugal (23)
  • Russia (23)
  • Austria (23)
  • Netherlands (22)

Again, these are total new cases for the last 7 days, so Spain's daily average is 17, similar to Florida, Nebraska, Louisiana and Kentucky in the U.S. France, at a daily average of 8, is similar to Arizona, Delaware, Puerto Rico and Rhode Island, whereas Switzerland and Belgium, at 4, are similar to New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, which have a 14-day quarantine for visitors and returning residents from 33 U.S. states and territories.

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