On Thursday, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) published a new map with the epidemiological situation in European regions. The Croatian coast remained in orange, as well as the City of Zagreb. However, Zagreb County, Krapina-Zagorje County, Koprivnica-Križevci County, Varaždin County, and Međimurje County are now orange reports Jutarnji List.
Let us remind you, the government and HZJZ expected that Zagreb could turn red today.
Croatia’s Mediterranean competitors in summer tourism generally have a worse epidemiological situation than the Croatian coast and remain mostly in red or dark red. Namely, Spain, Portugal, and Greece remain largely in the red. Western Europe is mostly red, central Europe is mostly orange, while the eastern part of the EU is largely green. Slavonia is completely green.
The ECDC Epidemiological Map for Europe is published each week based on the 14-day incidence and the share of positive tests in the total number tested.
The Croatian coast remained in orange on the latest map, which means that the incidence of confirmed COVID-19 cases is less than 50, but the share of positives is more than 4 percent, or the 14-day rate is between 75 and 200, and the share of positives among those tested is less than four percent.
Green on the ECDC map are regions where the 14-day COVID-19 infection rate per 100,000 inhabitants is less than 50, and the share of COVID-19 positives tested is less than four percent, or the 14-day incidence was less than 75 percent, and the share of positives was less than one percent.
Red means a 14-day incidence rate of 75-200, with a COVID-19 positive rate greater than 4 percent and a 14-day incidence rate of 200 to 500, and dark red encompasses areas where the 14-day rate is greater than 500.
ECDC assesses the COVID-19 risk by major statistical regions within the country (NUTS 2). NUTS 2 statistical regions must have a minimum population of 800 thousand and a maximum of three million. There are only four NUTS 2 regions in Croatia – Pannonian Croatia, Adriatic Croatia, Northern Croatia, and the City of Zagreb.
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