Even though different countries adopt different measures to combat the epidemic, the primary coronavirus indicators are improving across Europe.
In its most recent weekly report, which ended Sept. 17, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) reported nearly 380,000 laboratory-confirmed coronavirus cases in the 30-nation European Economic Area (EEA), which includes 27 countries that make up the European Union, plus Norway, Iceland, and Lichtenstein.
This is the sixth week in a row that the weekly figure has decreased.
The EEA’s weekly total cases are well behind the all-time high of more than 1.4 million new cases in November 2020 and the 2021 peak of more than 1.1 million new cases reported from March 28 to April 3.
Despite large disparities in immunization rates among EEA states, this progress has occurred. According to ECDC data, less than half of adult populations in Bulgaria, Croatia, Latvia, and Romania are completely vaccinated, but the equivalent figure in Denmark, Iceland, Ireland, Malta, and Portugal is above 85 percent each.
The health guidelines for preventing a pandemic also varied greatly.