Only Greece shows ‘green’ zones on European coronavirus map

Only Greece shows 'green' zones on European coronavirus map

Only Greece shows 'green' zones on European coronavirus map

Greece is the only country to show mostly green zones on the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) coronavirus map, indicating a low rate of novel coronavirus infections.

The map aims to support the Council Recommendation on a coordinated approach to the restriction of free movement in response to the pandemic.

Areas are marked in the following colours:

  • green if the 14-day notification rate is lower than 25 cases per 100 000 and the test positivity rate below 4%
  • orange if the 14-day notification rate is lower than 50 cases per 100 000 but the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or, if the 14-day notification rate is between 25 and 150 cases per 100 000 and the test positivity rate is below 4%
  • red if the 14-day notification rate is 50 cases per 100 000 or higher and the test positivity rate is 4% or higher or if the 14-day notification rate is higher than 150 cases per 100 000
  • grey if there is insufficient information or if the testing rate is lower than 300 cases per 100 000.

Epirus in northwestern Greece, the Ionian Islands and the Aegean islands are currently the only green areas in Europe.

At the same time, most of Greece, Finland and Iceland are orange.

Only Greece shows 'green' zones on European coronavirus map

The maps are based on data for the 14 days up to midnight on Tuesday each week.

Latest covid-19 numbers in Greece

Greece recorded 599 new cases of COVID-19 in the latest 24-hour reporting period, the largest daily spike since the first case was registered in the country in late February.

This raises the total number of cases to 147,238.

5,682 are considered to be related to travel from abroad and 44,815 are related to an already known case.

Three hundred and twenty-eight individuals are in ICU. Their median age is 69 years. 88.1% have an underlying condition or are aged 70 years and above.

A total of 1,006 patients have been discharged from ICUs since the start of the pandemic in Greece.

The country’s pandemic death toll stands at 5,387. The median age of all was 79 years and 95.4% of the deceased had an underlying condition and/or age of 70 years or more.

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