* Dr Hans Kluge said the situation is 'serious' with over 1.6m new cases per week
* Top WHO official allayed fears over blood clots in takers of the AstraZeneca jab
* He said incidents of Covid-19 in Europe's over-80s had dropped by 30 per cent
Europe has surpassed the grim milestone of one million Covid-19 deaths, a top World Health Organisation Official (WHO) revealed on Thursday.
Dr Hans Kluge said the situation remains 'serious' with about 1.6 million new cases reported each week in the region.
Addressing recent concerns about vaccines, Dr Kluge also said the risk of people suffering blood clots is far higher for people with Covid-19 than people who receive AstraZeneca's coronavirus vaccine.
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