COVID-19: Portugal of moderate concern

Ten EU countries of “very high concern”

Following on from the post yesterday about Europe being the epicentre of the latest wave of the Coronavirus pandemic, the Portugal News has published a breakdown of the latest “concern level” assessment of each EU member state by the European Centre for Disease Control, which seems to have featured a lot on this blog recently.

Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Slovenia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland and the Czech Republic are the 10 of the 27 member states of the EU that are classified as being in a situation of “very high concern”, the highest of their bandings for Covid-19 disease concern.

Another 10 Member States (Germany, Austria, Denmark, Slovakia, Finland, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg and Romania) are referred to as a situation of “high concern”.

Portugal, Cyprus and France are classified as a situation of “moderate concern” and Spain, Italy, Malta and Sweden are classified in the category of “low concern”.

Between October 31 and November 6, compared to the previous week, three Member States rose in category (Belgium, Finland and Poland), another five fell (Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden) and the rest remained in the same.

On the other hand, in the week between October 31 and November 6, the 44th of the year, Slovenia (1,748 cases per thousand inhabitants), Estonia (1,698), Latvia (1,533), Lithuania (1,402) and Croatia (1,394) had the highest notification rates.

Eight other countries (Belgium, Bulgaria, Estonia, Italy, Lithuania, Romania, Spain and Sweden) showed weekly decreases in the number of cases per inhabitant in the 44th week of the current year, compared to the previous one.

ECDC also points out that the number of cases has risen very and rapidly, but the mortality rate for Covid-19 remains low, but is rising slowly.

Thanks to PeterA for the link

COVID-19 in Madeira: daily updates can be found in an earlier post

Travel latest: requirements for entering and leaving Madeira: is kept up-to-date on a previous post

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