European Corona Record for Spanish Region: 1 in 18 Inhabitants Infected
The Spanish region of Navarra has become the largest corona fire in Europe. In the past two weeks, one in every eighteen residents has tested positive for the coronavirus. Never before had a region had so many confirmed infections.
Navarra had 36,505 positive tests in the past two calendar weeks. Converted that is 5560 cases for every 100,000 people. This makes Navarra the leader of all 211 regions in Europe. In the neighbouring Basque Country, cases are also rising rapidly.
The old record only lasted a week. Last week, the Danish capital Copenhagen led the list with 4,030 cases per 100,000 people.
The number of corona cases is also rising in the Netherlands, but the increase is faster in other countries. Last week Zeeland was the leader of the Netherlands in 27th place in Europe. Now Noord-Holland is the first Dutch province in 76th place. The number of positive tests in Noord-Holland rose by 13 percent.
The corona card is determined every Thursday by the ECDC, the European health service to which the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is a member. The organization looks at the number and percentage of positive tests in the two previous calendar weeks. For the new card, this is the period from December 20 to January 2.
The European corona map has four colours. These are green, orange, red, and dark red from low to high. This week’s map shows 156 regions in dark red, compared to 147 last week.