For the second week in a row, and for the second week since the implementation of the decision that the 14-day notification rate per 100,000 people for COVID-19 will be weighted by vaccination coverage, the full map weekly epidemiology published by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) belongs to the dark red category, which signifies the highest level of spread of the virus measured.
The map is a tool to provide up-to-date information to local authorities and citizens on the epidemiological situation at the local level, in order to facilitate the imposition of restrictive measures and to inform citizens’ decisions on travel.
The ECDC map records the notification rate of COVID-19 in the last 14 days per 100,000 people in each region of EU/EEA countries, weighted by vaccination in each region.
The ECDC card does not record the number of deaths or hospitalizations. The map also does not take into account the percentage of the total number of cases caused by the Omicron variant.
According to ECDC guidelines, regions where the vaccination-weighted 14-day notification rate per 100,000 population is less than 40 fall into the “green” category, regions where the rate is less than 100 but 40 or more fall into the “orange” category, regions where the rate is less than 300 but 100 or more fall into the “red” category, and regions where the rate is 300 or more fall into the “dark red” category. “.
ECDC publishes relevant maps and data every Thursday, in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to restricting free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The latest revision of the Council Recommendation was adopted by EU Member States on January 25, 2022 and entered into force on February 1, 2022.
The maps are based on data reported by member states to the European Surveillance System (TESSy) by midnight on Tuesday.