EU level surveillance of COVID-19
Reinfection with SARS-CoV-2: implementation of a surveillance case definition within the EU/EEA
For EU level surveillance, EU/EEA Member States and the UK report the number of laboratory-confirmed cases of COVID-19 every 24 hours through the Early Warning and Response System (EWRS).
Additional enhanced surveillance has been established through The European Surveillance System - TESSy.
ECDC and the WHO Regional Office for Europe – in collaboration with their surveillance networks in the Member States – coordinate the reporting of:
- Enhanced case-based data on probable and confirmed COVID-19 cases with a focus on hospitalised cases (recordtype: NCOV)
- Aggregated data on the number of tests performed; sentinel outpatients testing; and testing of severe acute respiratory infections (recordtype: NCOVAGGR)
- The transmission status at NUTS2 level according to the WHO transmission classification (recordtype: NCOVCLASSIFICATION)
Data should be reported to TESSy weekly (every Wednesday by 12:00 noon) for all recordtypes.
The entries (coded values and descriptions) for reporting can be found in the TESSy metadataset:
Results from these surveillance systems are published in Rapid Risk Assessments, weekly surveillance report, dashboard and other publications.
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