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It’s a Europe painted partially red: all regions of countries like Austria, Slovakia, Croatia or Estonia are at maximum risk, according to indicators released this Thursday by the European Center for Disease Control and Prevention ( ECDC, acronym in English). Portugal and the autonomous regions are not yellow, in the third most severe category.
Portugal and the countries of southern Europe – Italy, France, Spain and Malta – are the only ones in which the color yellow predominates, on the map that joins the incidence rate in the last 14 days and positivity rate.
In this indicator, all European Union countries (along with Iceland and Norway) are in orange or red. The situation is particularly serious in the Baltic countries (everyone is at maximum risk), in central and eastern Europe. In addition, virtually all regions of Ireland, the Netherlands and Belgium are also at maximum risk.
In the positivity rate, Portugal stands out as one of the best countries, joining the yellow category (the second least serious), alongside Italy and Greece. At the opposite extreme, there are countries like Germany, Finland or Poland, which register values around 4%.
Furthermore, the countries that have tested the most in recent weeks have been Austria, the Czech Republic, Slovakia and Latvia. Portugal is in the middle of the table in terms of the number of tests carried out in the last seven days.