COVID-19

Situation update week 8, updated 4 March 2021

Transmission is still widespread in the EU/EEA even though most countries are experiencing stable or decreasing case rates. However, absolute numbers remain high, with increasing case rates among older age groups and increasing death rates in several countries. Around one third of countries are seeing increases in hospital or ICU admissions and/or occupancy due to COVID-19. This serves as a reminder of the importance of maintaining public health and physical distancing measures and that these measures should not be relaxed, even in countries with decreasing trends. Read more in the weekly surveillance report

114 456 109 cases
Worldwide
2 536 879 deaths
547 267 deaths in the EU/EEA
22 525 315 cases
In the EU/EEA

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COVID-19 situation update worldwide, as of week 8, updated 4 March 2021

Weekly COVID-19 country overview

Risk assessment on COVID-19, 15 February 2021

Download COVID-19 datasets

Maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the EU

Latest outputs

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Data on testing for COVID-19 by week and country

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Data on 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths

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Data on the weekly subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Data for the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the EU/EEA

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Data on hospital and ICU admission rates and current occupancy for COVID-19

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Risk assessment: SARS-CoV-2 - increased circulation of variants of concern and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 14th update

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Risk Assessment: Risk related to the spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA – first update

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Risk Assessment: Risk related to spread of new SARS-CoV-2 variants of concern in the EU/EEA

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Threat Assessment Brief: Rapid increase of a SARS-CoV-2 variant with multiple spike protein mutations observed in the United Kingdom

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Risk of COVID-19 transmission related to the end-of-year festive season

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Methods for the detection and identification of SARS-CoV-2 variants

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Behavioural Insights research to support the response to COVID-19: a survey of implementation in the EU/EEA

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Detection and characterisation capability and capacity for SARS-CoV-2 variants within the EU/EEA

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Using face masks in the community: first update - Effectiveness in reducing transmission of COVID-19

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European surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA: aggregate data reporting - Surveillance protocol version 1.1

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Infographic: Mutation of SARS-CoV2 - current variants of concern

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Infographic: Preventing COVID-19 transmission during the festive season

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Video on COVID-19 vaccination in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Infographic: Infection prevention and control in primary care

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Poster: Influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic - why it's important to get vaccinated against influenza

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Data on testing for COVID-19 by week and country

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Data on 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases and deaths

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Data on the weekly subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Data on hospital and ICU admission rates and current occupancy for COVID-19

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Data on the daily subnational 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Questions and answers

Questions and answers on COVID-19: Basic facts

Questions and answers on COVID-19: Travelling

Questions and answers on COVID-19: Prevention

Questions and answers on COVID-19: Medical information

Questions and answers on COVID-19: Children aged 1 – 18 years and the role of school settings

Latest evidence

Transmission of COVID-19

Immune responses and immunity to SARS-CoV-2

Diagnostic testing and screening for SARS-CoV-2

Clinical characteristics of COVID-19

Vaccines and treatment of COVID-19

Surveillance of COVID-19

Case definition for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), as of 3 December 2020

Surveillance definitions for COVID-19

Surveillance and study protocols