Case definition for COVID-19
COVID-19 is a disease under surveillance in the European Union (EU) and must be reported by all Member States. For EU surveillance purposes, a confirmed case is any person meeting at least one of the following laboratory criteria:
- detection of SARS-CoV-2 nucleic acid;
- identification of SARS-CoV-2 r antigen in a clinical specimen (excluding self-tests performed outside healthcare settings);
- or isolation of SARS-CoV-2 in a clinical specimen .
Page last updated 31 May 2023