Epidemiological update: Omicron variant of concern (VOC) – data as of 29 November 2021 (12:30)
As of 29 November 2021, 33 confirmed SARS-CoV-2 Omicron VOC cases have been reported by eight European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) countries (Austria, Belgium, Czechia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Portugal) according to information from public sources.
Surveillance of COVID-19 in long-term care facilities in the EU/EEA
Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and as of November 2021, there have been over 800 000 fatal cases of COVID-19 (i.e. COVID-19-related/associated deaths) in the EU/EEA, with more than 88% in people aged over 65 years. By May 2020, deaths among LTCF residents accounted for 37–66% of all COVID-19-related deaths in EU/EEA countries, depending on the country (countries with available data)
Communicable disease threats report, 21-27 November 2021, week 47
The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 21-27 November 2021 and includes updates on COVID-19, influenza, chikungunya, dengue cholera and Ebola.
ECDC publishes Threat assessment brief - Emergence of SARS-CoV-2 variant B.1.1.529
The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a new Threat Assessment Brief on the new variant of concern (VOC) B.1.1.529, or Omicron. Based on currently available genetic information, the risks of this VOC are high, according to preliminary data.
Threat Assessment Brief: Implications of the emergence and spread of the SARS-CoV-2 B.1.1. 529 variant of concern (Omicron) for the EU/EEA
A SARS-CoV-2 variant belonging to Pango lineage B.1.1.529, with a high number of S-gene mutations compared to the original virus was detected at the beginning of November 2021. On 26 November 2021 the variant was designated a variant of concern (VOC) and assigned the label Omicron by the World Health Organization (WHO).
Data on country response measures to COVID-19
This downloadable data file contains information on non-pharmaceutical interventions (or response measures) that countries in the EU/EEA have reported to date.
Trichinellosis - Annual Epidemiological Report for 2019
Trichinellosis is a rare but serious human disease in the EU/EEA. In 2019, 12 EU/EEA countries reported 96 confirmed cases of trichinellosis.
Archive of data for the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the EU
Archived data for, and repository of, the maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the EU.
Combined indicator: 14-day notification rate, testing rate and test positivity, updated 25 November 2021 (colour-blind friendly), weeks 45-46
Maps in support of the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to travel measures in the EU