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Coronavirus: Cyprus back on ECDC’s red list

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Cyprus has fallen back to the red list compiled weekly by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) after having been in the orange category for two weeks.

The latest version of the map was uploaded on ECDC’s website on Thursday.

The epidemiological situation has improved in Spain, France, Italy and Portugal, where several areas are now in the green, or safe zone, with the rest of the regions in these countries being in the orange zone.

Most areas in Sweden, Poland and Czechia, as well as the entirety of Denmark, are in the orange zone. The situation is also mixed in Norway, Poland and Czechia, where some areas are in the red zone.

Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, Austria and Hungary are in the red category, either in their entirety or with the majority of their regions.

Several countries are in the “deep red” category: these are the Baltic countries, Romania, a significant part of Bulgaria, Slovenia, part of Croatia and the northernmost regions of Greece. However in Greece, Crete, the Aegean islands, Epirus and Attica are in the orange zone.

Orange zone areas are defined as the areas where the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate is below 50 and the test positivity rate of tests for Covid-19 infection is 4per cent or more, or the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate is between 50 and 75 and the test positivity rate is 1per cent or more, or the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate is between 75 and 200 and the test positivity rate is lower than 4per cent.

Red zone areas are defined as the areas where the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate ranges from 75 to 200 and the test positivity rate of tests for Covid-19 infection is 4 per cent or more, or the 14-day cumulative Covid-19 case notification rate is more than 200 but less than 500 (when the cumulative rate exceeds 500 the area enters the “deep red” zone).

ECDC publishes relevant maps and data every Thursday, in support of the Council recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The maps are based on data reported by the Member States to the European Surveillance System (TESSy) by midnight on Tuesday.

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