Most of Europe remains dark red, some lighter spots on travel map

Most of Europe remains dark red, some lighter spots on travel map
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While Europe is still coloured mostly dark red on the coronavirus travel map of the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC), a handful of regions have returned to a regular red colour.

Most of Europe remains dark red on the map for the fifth week in a row, but central Sweden, the region around the Swedish capital Stockholm, southern Sweden and the island of Gotland have turned red again, as well as the north-east of Romania and the south-east of Poland around the city of Krakow.

The islands of Malta and French Guiana retain their red colour, and the French overseas department of Mayotte remains green.

Meanwhile, Belgium has been coloured dark red since 4 November, making this the 18th consecutive week that it carries the darkest colour code.

According to the most recent figures from the Sciensano national health institute, the 14-day incidence in Belgium is 935 confirmed infections per 100,000 inhabitants.

Every Thursday, the ECDC publishes a colour-coded map of Europe, based on the number of Covid-19 infections and the number of positive coronas in the previous 14 days. The colours vary from green to orange, red and dark red, depending on the severity of the epidemiological situation. Since a few weeks, this assessment also takes the vaccination coverage of a country into account.

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