EU level surveillance of COVID19
For EU level surveillance, ECDC requests EU/EEA countries and the UK to report laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours after identification. This should be done through the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS).
ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe – in collaboration with their surveillance networks in the Member States – are coordinating the rapid reporting of data as requested in the WHO case reporting form.
Case reporting forms will be collected using The European Surveillance System - TESSy.
Case definition and European surveillance for COVID-19, as of 2 March 2020
Case definition for EU surveillance of COVID-19. A case definition is a set of standard criteria for classifying whether a person has a particular disease, syndrome, or other health condition.
Areas with presumed community transmission of COVID-19
As of 2 March 2020, ECDC no longer defines areas of presumed community transmission. Please refer to WHO situation reports for country classification [hyperlink: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
Early Warning and Response System of the European Union (EWRS)
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