After being coloured red for two weeks, Flanders is now turning orange again in the latest update of the coronavirus travel map by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).
The fact that Flanders traded its red colour for the less-affected orange means that the coronavirus situation in the region is improving, while Wallonia retains its red colour and the Brussels-Capital Region is still dark red.
According to the most recent figures from Sciensano, Flanders has an incidence rate – the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants – below 200, and a positivity rate of 3.8%. Brussels, meanwhile, has more than 550 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
Every Thursday, the ECDC publishes a colour-coded map of Europe based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests over the last fourteen days, with the ‘safest’ regions coloured green. The most high-risk areas are coloured dark red. Apart from Flanders, a number of French regions, such as Nord-Pas De Calais-Picardie, Bretagne and Bourgogne-Franche-Comte have now also turned orange. In central Italy, Tuscany and Le Marche have also turned from red to orange, as has the island of Sardinia. Portugal is turning completely orange, and its two neighbouring Spanish regions - Extremadura and Galicia - are doing the same. The region of Asturias even regained its green colour. In the north of Denmark, a hint of green is now visible as well.
Updated ? maps are online!These maps aim to support the @EUCouncil recommendation on travel measures in the EU during #COVID19 pandemic. Color-blind friendly map in the next tweet.https://t.co/CcBVx6B0o5 pic.twitter.com/V09lezJij9 — ECDC (@ECDC_EU) September 16, 2021
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