Covid-19 in Europe’s top wine producing countries

France is the largest coronavirus hotspot of Europe’s biggest wine producing nations, with over 1.8m active cases currently reported in the country.

It also has the second-highest Covud death rate of Europe’s leading wine countries, with over 45,000 people having died from the virus in France.

Europe’s number three winemaking nation – Spain – has the second highest number of active Covid cases at the moment, at over 1.5 million, with over 41,000 reported deaths.

While Italy – Europe’s top winemaking country by volume – was one of the first countries to be seriously hit by Covid, resulting in over 45,000 deaths, the number of active cases in the country is significantly below the France and Spain at just over 700,000.

Elsewhere in Europe, the number of active cases in Germany is just over 275,000, while nearly 13,000 people have died from the virus there.

Portugal has just over 80,000 active cases, while Romania and Hungary have 110,000 and 115,000 active cases respectively. Austria and Greece have been relatively spared from the virus, with Austria reporting less than 2,000 deaths and Greece experiencing just over 1,100 deaths.

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