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. Public-use data files allows users to manipulate the data in a format appropriate for their analyses. Users of ECDC public-use data files must comply with data use restrictions to ensure that the information will be used solely for statistical analysis or reporting purposes.
Communicable disease threats report, 22-28 March 2020, week 13
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 22 - 28 March 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, influenza 2019-2020 season and COVID-19 associated with SARS-CoV-2.
Cloth masks and mask sterilisation as options in case of shortage of surgical masks and respirators
This document aims to provide advice on the use of cloth face masks and sterilisation of respirators and surgical masks as an alternative in healthcare settings with suspected or confirmed COVID-19 cases if there is a shortage of specialised surgical masks and respirators.
Disinfection of environments in healthcare and non-healthcare settings potentially contaminated with SARS-CoV-2
This document provides guidance to EU/EEA Member States on environmental cleaning in healthcare and non-healthcare settings during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Rapid risk assessment: Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic: increased transmission in the EU/EEA and the UK – seventh update
On 31 December 2019, a cluster of pneumonia cases of unknown aetiology was reported in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. On 9 January 2020, China CDC reported a novel coronavirus as the causative agent of this outbreak, coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
Considerations related to the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19
This document aims to support public health preparedness planning and response activities on the safe handling of bodies of deceased persons with suspected or confirmed COVID-19: at the site of death, during transport, storage and preparation before burial/cremation, and during burial/cremation.
Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and supply of substances of human origin in the EU/EEA
This document aims to provide a risk assessment and management options for the safe and sustainable supply of substances of human origin (SoHO) to assist the European Union and European Economic Area (EU/EEA) Member States in responding to the threat posed by the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic. Following the rapid spread of COVID-19 in the EU/EEA and worldwide, the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published a set of rapid risk assessments and set out measures on how to maintain the safety and sustainability of SoHO supply. It has also been advocating for EU/EEA Member States to activate pandemic plans to prepare for large outbreaks and community transmission of COVID-19.
Considerations relating to social distancing measures in response to COVID-19 – second update
This document aims to support public health preparedness planning and response activities based upon social distancing measures aimed at minimising the spread of COVID-19.
Communicable disease threats report, 15-21 March 2020, week 12
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 15-21 March 2020 and includes updates on COVID-19, Ebola virus disease, seasonal influenza and dengue.