Download today’s data on the geographic distribution of COVID-19 cases worldwide
The downloadable data file is updated daily and contains the latest available public data on COVID-19. You may use the data in line with ECDC’s copyright policy.
Communicable disease threats report, 29 March-4 April 2020, week 14
This issue of the CDTR (Communicable Disease Threats Report) covers the period from 29 March-4 April 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, and influenza.
An overview of the rapid test situation for COVID-19 diagnosis in the EU/EEA
According to EU recommendations, timely and accurate COVID-19 laboratory testing is an essential part of the management of COVID-19 for slowing down the pandemic, supporting decisions on infection control strategies and patient management at healthcare facilities, and detecting asymptomatic cases that could spread the virus further if not isolated.
Avian influenza overview November 2019 – February 2020
Between 16 November 2019 and 15 February 2020, 36 highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) A(H5N8) virus outbreaks were reported in Europe in poultry (n=34), captive birds (n=1) and wild birds (n=2), in Poland, Hungary, Slovakia, Romania, Germany, Czechia and Ukraine, one HPAI outbreak caused by a simultaneous infection with A(H5N2) and A(H5N8) was reported in poultry in Bulgaria, and two low pathogenic avian influenza (LPAI) A(H5) virus outbreaks were reported in poultry in the United Kingdom and in Denmark.
Infection prevention and control in the household management of people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19)
This document provides guidance on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for people with suspected or confirmed coronavirus disease (COVID-19) who are experiencing mild symptoms that do not require hospitalisation, therefore self-isolating at home.
Infection prevention and control and preparedness for COVID-19 in healthcare settings - second update
This document aims to provide guidance to EU/EEA healthcare facilities and healthcare providers on infection prevention and control (IPC) measures for the management of suspected and confirmed cases of COVID-19 infection in healthcare settings, including long-term care facilities. It also offers guidance on the management of specimens at laboratories in the EU/EEA.
Contact tracing: Public health management of persons, including healthcare workers, having had contact with COVID-19 cases in the European Union – first update
This document outlines the key steps of contact tracing, including contact identification, listing and follow-up, in the context of the COVID-19 response.
Algorithm for the management of contacts of probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases
This algorithm shows the main actions for contacts of probable or confirmed COVID-19 cases. Implementation may be modified depending on the risk assessment for individual cases and their contacts by public health authorities.