COVID-19 pandemic

Epidemiological updates and risk assessment

ECDC is monitoring closely the outbreak and issuing regular epidemiological updates and risk assessment. 

The risk of COVID 19 in the general population of the EU/EEA and the UK is currently assessed as:

  • Low in areas where community transmission has been reduced and/or maintained at low levels and where there is extensive testing showing very low detection rates.
  • Moderate in areas where there is substantial ongoing community transmission and where appropriate physical distancing measures are not in place.

The risk of COVID-19 to the population with defined factors associated with severe disease outcome is assessed as moderate in areas with reduced/low-level community transmission and very high in areas with substantial ongoing community transmission. Read current risk assessment

Situation update 9 August 2020, dataset collected 6:00-10:00 CET

19 624 044 cases
Worldwide
726 953 deaths
Whereof 183 777 deaths in the EU/EEA and UK
1 815 041 cases
in the EU/EEA and the UK

Latest outputs

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Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide

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Communicable disease threats report, 2 -8 August 2020, week 32

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Infographic: COVID-19 in children and the role of schools

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Download data on testing for COVID-19 by week and country

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Download data on the national 14-day notification rate of new COVID-19 cases

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Resurgence of reported cases of COVID 19 in the EU/EEA, the UK and EU candidate and potential candidate countries

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the EU/EEA and the UK – tenth update

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Rapid risk assessment: Paediatric inflammatory multisystem syndrome and SARS -CoV-2 infection in children

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Rapid Risk Assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in the EU/EEA and the UK– ninth update

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Rapid risk assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: increased transmission in the EU/EEA and the UK – eighth update

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COVID-19 in children and the role of school settings in COVID-19 transmission

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COVID-19: EU guidance for cruise ship operations

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COVID-19 Rail Protocol: Recommendations for safe resumption of railway services in Europe

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Infection prevention and control and surveillance for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in prisons in EU/EEA countries and the UK

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Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - fourth update

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Infographic: COVID-19 in children and the role of schools

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Infographic: COVID-19 and cruise ship operations

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Infographic: COVID-19 and railway services

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Infographic: Use of gloves in healthcare and non-healthcare settings in the context of COVID-19

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COVID-19 in reception and detention centres for migrants and refugees

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