Nearly all of Europe has turned dark red, with only a few regular red areas in the latest update of the coronavirus map by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) on Thursday.
Belgium, which recorded nearly 60,000 coronavirus cases in one day on Monday, is still completely coloured dark red, as has been the case since early November last year.
While Poland still had a predominantly regular red colour last week, this week’s update shows that some regions in the south and north of the country have also turned dark red.
The spread of the coronavirus is also increasing in Hungary (nearly entirely dark red) and Romania (dark red in the north of the country). The rest of Europe has been dark red for some time.
Updated ? maps are online!
— ECDC (@ECDC_EU) January 20, 2022
The ECDC publishes its European map every Thursday based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests over the past 14 days. The map has four colours – green, orange, red and dark red – which reflect the epidemiological situation in each region.
A country or region colours dark red if the coronavirus incidence rate (number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants) over the past 14 days is 500 or more. According to the latest update from the Sciensano Health Institute, this figure was 3,066 in Belgium.