Belgium is displayed entirely in red on the map published this Thursday, October 21 by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC). Flanders, which was still orange last week, has therefore joined the other regions of the country.
Eastern Europe is also adorned in red, while France, Spain, Portugal and Italy oscillate between green and orange.
The ECDC publishes a European map every Thursday based on the number of infections and the percentage of positive tests in the last 14 days. It offers four colors: green, orange, red and dark red.
A region adopts the color red in two cases: when the incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over 14 days, oscillates between 75 and 200, with a positivity rate greater than 4% or when the incidence is between 200 and 500, regardless of the positivity rate.
The orange color is applied when the incidence is less than 50 with a positivity rate greater than 4%, when the incidence is between 50 and 75 and the positivity rate is above 1% or when the incidence is between 75 and 200 but the positivity rate is below 4%.