Brussels, Flanders return to dark red on ECDC’s Covid-19 map

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Due to the increase in COVID-19 cases, the health conditions in Brussels and Flanders are alarming and have been colour-coded dark red on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) map.

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) publishes a Europan map based on the incidence over 14 days every Thursday, weighted by each region’s vaccination coverage.

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Four colours indicate the severity of the epidemiological situation: green, orange, red, and dark red. Some areas are also displayed in dark grey when the test rate is insufficient or in light grey, indicating a lack of data.

According to the information provided by the sources, Brussels and Flanders have returned to dark red on the latest map details, while Wallonia remains a lighter red.

As per the new dimensions in the Covid, cases across the country have exceeded 5,500 per day.

Almost all European regions display the colour dark red on the new map. The epidemiological situation is especially concerning in France, Italy, Greece and Portugal, the ECDC states.

Wallonia, Latvia, Croatia, parts of Ireland and Slovenia, and the Spanish region of Murcia remain in a lighter red.

According to the Reuters COVID tracker, 4,265,296 infections and 31,952 related deaths have been reported since the pandemic began.

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A total of 25,672,563 vaccinations have been administered in the country so far. Considering every person needs two doses, that is enough to have vaccinated about 111.8% of the country’s population.

Following last week’s reports, the average dose administered every day is about 4,374. At that rate, it will take 526 days to administer enough doses for another 10% of the population.

As COVID-19 infections began to be reported around the world, many countries responded by shutting down places like schools, workplaces and international borders to contain the virus’s spread.

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