ECDC releases tracker for EU and EEA countries
In the news piece on 9 June, we informed you about the Vaccine Tracker developed by the European Centre for Disease Control (ECDC). This EU agency has now also published a dashboard tracking the SARS-CoV-2 variants currently found in the EU and EEA (European Economic Area) countries.
The dashboard shows the proportion of variants of concern and of interest, namely the United Kingdom (B.1.1.7), South Africa (B.1.351), Brazil (P.1) and India (B.1.617.1, B.1.617.2, B.1.617.3) variants, and their sequencing volumes. The data is obtained from the European Surveillance System (TESSy) and the GISAID EpiCoV database, which monitor these data on a weekly basis.
The information is updated every Thursday afternoon, and you can easily filter the graphs to for instance show a specific country, a week, or only data above a given sequencing volume.
Curious to know which variants are present in Europe? Have a look at the dashboard or access the full dataset.