The situation in our neighboring countries, with the exception of certain regions of France, also remains the same. 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%.
Brussels and Wallonia are therefore always colored red. Flanders remains in orange, just like last week. In our neighboring countries, the situation does not change much either. The Netherlands remain in orange, Germany is completely in red. In France, the Grand Est, Center-Val-De-Loire and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté regions have gone from orange to green; the region around Paris, the French capital, is classified as orange.
In Spain, the situation has also improved somewhat and some areas in the center of the country are again in orange. Slovenia, Romania, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and most of Slovakia remain dark red. Finland and much of northern Norway have also been colored red since this week.