Update: Cluster of pneumonia cases associated with novel coronavirus – Wuhan, China – 2019
As of 13th January 2020, 59 probable cases of pneumonia associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan City, China. Most cases had an epidemiological link to a Seafood City market (a wholesale market for seafood and live animals).
Communicable disease threats report, 5-11 January 2020, week 2
This issue of the ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) covers the period 5-11 January 2020 and includes updates on Ebola virus disease, MERS, measles, influenza, polio and pnuemonia cases in China.
Pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus in Wuhan, China
Between 31 December and 5 January, 59 pneumonia cases possibly associated with a novel coronavirus have been reported in Wuhan, China with a common exposure link to Wuhan’s South China Seafood City market.
Laboratory readiness and response for novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) in expert laboratories in 30 EU/EEA countries, January 2020
A first assessment looking at the preparedness of EU/EEA laboratories to detect severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) demonstrates a fast implementation of molecular diagnostics by the European specialised laboratory networks. It also shows a good geographical coverage for testing.
Areas with presumed community transmission of COVID-19
As of 2 March 2020, ECDC no longer defines areas of presumed community transmission. Please refer to WHO situation reports for country classification [hyperlink: https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/situation-reports/
Situation dashboard - COVID-19 cases in Europe and worldwide
The interface allows users to explore and interact with latest available data on COVID-19 and switch chart to tables view for details. The situation dashboard now includes more detailed data on cases from the EU/EEA and the UK.
The number of cases and deaths can be shown within a specific date range and by country. Enhanced data is available on a subset of cases and includes age, gender, hospitalisation and admission to intensive care. Please note that the boundaries and names shown on this dashboard do not imply official endorsement or acceptance by the European Union.
The data shown are updated on daily basis (see the date of the latest update in the footnote). Some features might not work in Internet Explorer, so please use another browser.
Facts about COVID-19
Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus-2 (SARS-CoV-2) is the name given to the 2019 novel coronavirus. COVID-19 is the name given to the disease associated with the virus. SARS-CoV-2 is a new strain of coronavirus that has not been previously identified in humans.