The increasing infection curve in Flanders now also affects the new corona map of the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention (ECDC). After previously Brussels and Wallonia, Flanders will now also turn red on the European Corona map.
The European Center for Disease Control and Prevention publishes a color European Corona map every Thursday, based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests in the past 14 days. The card has four colors: green, orange, red and dark red.
A country or region turns red in two cases: when the infection rate per 100,000 population has fluctuated between 75 and 200 for fourteen days with a positive rate (of 100 positive tests) above 4 percent or when the infection rate is above 200, regardless for the positive ratio.
This color code is now in effect in the whole of Belgium, just like Ireland, Finland and Germany for example (with the exception of Schleswig-Holstein).
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In neighboring France, a lot of green space is also disappearing: of the seven green areas last week, only three remain. On the plus side, Occitania will also turn green from now on. In Italy, green areas were added, such as Emilia, Latium (the area around the capital Rome) and Basilicata. Friuli Venezia Giulia will be orange again from now on. There is also a lot of green space in Poland.
In eastern and southeastern Europe, a few darker red areas have been added. In addition to the Baltic states (Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania), Slovenia, Romania, and most of Slovakia, parts of Croatia and Greece are now dark red again.