Covid map of Europe

The weekly coronavirus report issued by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) shows Hungary in a dire state, with nearly the entire country marked in dark red, indicating the highest risk category for the disease.

Only the Northern Transdanubia region is in slightly better shape, appearing in the slightly-lower risk red category. Not only the other parts of Hungary, but all the countries surrounding the country are swimming in dark red, according to the report.

Just two weeks ago, all of Hungary was ranked in the second-worst category for Covid risk by the EU agency.

The ECDC report breaks down its color code designation for the two highest-risk categories as follows:

Red:

  • if the 14-day cumulative COVID-19 case notification rate ranges from 75 to 200 and the test positivity rate of tests for COVID-19 infection is 4% or more, or
  • if the 14-day cumulative COVID-19 case notification rate is more than 200 but less than 500

Dark red:

  • if the 14-day cumulative COVID-19 case notification rate is 500 or more

ECDC has also published several maps showing that the proportion of positive Covid tests in Hungary is high compared to the small number of tests it conducts, and that the number of infected people per 100,000 people is growing.

[HVG]

By Steven N.

Steven is the editor-in-chief of Hungarian Politics. He has been following the political scene in Hungary and the Central European region more or less since 1994.