The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has released its latest assessment of the EU covid situation and expresses “very great concern?” compared to 10 countries when the virus wears through the region.
In a Overview The ECDC, published on Thursday, revealed that “increasing reporting rates and an overall epidemiological situation of high or very high concern are now being observed in most EU / EEA Member States.”
At the end of the week ending November 7, 10 countries were categorized by the agency as “very worrying”. The nations named were Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland and Slovenia.
The situation in another 13 EU states was classified as “very worrying”.
Only four countries – Italy, Malta, Spain and Sweden – were ranked as “low concern” countries. According to the ECDC, “countries with lower vaccination rates continue to be the hardest hit” by the virus.
The health authority’s update comes when the Netherlands registered over 16,000 cases of coronavirus for the second day in a row. On Thursday Dutch outbreak management group advised the government to introduce a partial suspension when infections increase, with a decision to be made shortly in the matter.
At the same time, the Austrian government is considering introducing the world’s first nationwide lock-in for unvaccinated citizens.
The European Head of the World Health Organization warned in early November that the region could take up another half a million deaths in connection with Covid in February, calling the transfer rate an issue “of great concern.”