COVID-19 pandemic

Situation update 2 December 2020

Many EU/EEA countries have started to observe a stabilisation or reductions in case notification rates. This may be evidence that some countries may have peaked.

It could be an effect of strict non-pharmaceutical interventions implemented in those countries. However, we are still in the midst of this pandemic, and the case notification rates remain generally high. A combination of non-pharmaceutical interventions adapted to the local epidemiological situation, accompanied by clear, targeted communication messages to the public remain the fundamental elements of the public health approach to controlling transmission.

It is important to continue to practice physical distancing, respiratory etiquette, and keep good hand hygiene. People with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 should stay at home and contact their healthcare providers.

Dataset collected 6:00-10:00 CET

63 821 835 cases
Worldwide
1 482 541 deaths
330 489 deaths in the EU/EEA and UK
13 365 555 cases
in the EU/EEA and the UK

Latest outputs

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Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers - Addendum to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol

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Download the daily number of new reported cases of COVID-19 by country worldwide

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Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 November 2020, week 48

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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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Rapid Risk Assessment: Increase in fatal cases of COVID-19 among long-term care facility residents in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Detection of new SARS-CoV-2 variants related to mink

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – thirteenth update

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Rapid risk assessment: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK – twelfth update

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Threat Assessment Brief: Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: considerations for public health response

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Guidelines for COVID-19 testing and quarantine of air travellers - Addendum to the Aviation Health Safety Protocol

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Updated projections of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Options for the use of rapid antigen tests for COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK

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Contact tracing: public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, who have had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union – third update

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Heating, ventilation and air-conditioning systems in the context of COVID-19: first update

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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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Poster: Influenza during the COVID-19 pandemic - protect yourself and others from COVID-19 during influenza vaccination

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Infographic: Increased transmission of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and the UK

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