(ANSA) - BELGRADE, JULY 6 - A total of 479.667 confirmed cases of COVID-19 (+3148 day-on-day), were registered in countries in Central- and Eastern Europe, Germany, Austria and Greece, show official data of national authorities received by the World Health Organization (WHO) by July 5. The growth of COVID-19 cases in the region was particularly strong in Montenegro, Kosovo, Albania, Bulgaria, Bosnia-Herzegovina and North Macedonia in the past week, according to data updated as of June 29. Belarus and Moldova are now registering more confirmed cases of Covid-19 per million people than Italy. The total number of fatalities in the region is 17.963 (+71), out of which 9012 registered in Germany, 1731 in Romania, 1512 in Poland, 1227 in Ukraine 705 in Austria, 589 in Hungary, 582 in Moldova, 418 in Belarus 351 in Czechia, 334 in North Macedonia, 306 in Serbia. Between June 22 and June 29, the highest growth of the total number of COVID19-related fatalities was recorded in Kosovo (+46,2%), Albania (+31,8%), Montenegro (+22,2%) and North Macedonia (+20,2%). The highest number of cases of COVID-19 in the area was registered in Germany (196335, +239 in the last 24 hours), followed by Belarus (63270, +273), Ukraine (47677, no updated data), Poland (35719, +314), Romania (28582, +416), Austria (18196, +123), Moldova (17672, +227), Serbia (15289, +325) and Czechia (12440, +121). In Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Romania and in the Western Balkans (Serbia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Albania) 73968 confirmed cases and 3169 deaths were registered as of July 5. In Central- and Eastern Europe, Belarus has registered about 6666 cases of COVID-19 per million inhabitants, followed by Moldova (4381) and North Macedonia (3337), compared to 3992 in Italy, while the lowest rate was observed in Greece (326 per million) and Slovakia (321 per million), according to a count based on WHO data. In the region, North Macedonia has registered the highest number of deaths per one million population in the region (161), followed by Moldova (144) and Germany (108), Slovakia the lowest (5). Italy has recorded around 576 deaths per million inhabitants. Between June 22 and June 29, the highest weekly increase of total confirmed cases was observed in Montenegro (+32,9%), Kosovo (+23,9%), Albania (+23,6%), Bulgaria (+20,1%), Bosnia-Herzegovina (+19,7%) and North Macedonia (+19,3%). In Slovakia, Slovenia, Greece, Austria, Germany, Lithuania, Hungary, Latvia and Estonia the weekly increase of new cases was between 5% and zero. (ANSA).