After last week Madeira dropped from the orange to the red category on this map (which follows a system of traffic lights), today it was the turn of mainland Portugal and the Azores to see their rankings deteriorate, moving to red, which means high risk for the spread of the pandemic.

The red category – in which all regions of Portugal are now found – on the ECDC map means that, in these European regions, the cumulative rate of notification of cases of infection in the last 14 days varies from 75 to 200 per 100,000 inhabitants or higher at 200 and less than 500 per 100,000 population and the test positivity rate is 4% or more.

The ECDC map combines the notification rates of Covid-19 cases over the last 14 days, the number of tests performed, and the total positives, and is updated weekly on Thursday.

In today's update, Europe is practically all covered in red and dark red, the day it surpassed the 1.5 million deaths associated with Covid-19 and when several countries on the continent are resetting restrictions to try to stop the record contaminations.

This map by the European agency follows a system of traffic lights on the spread of covid-19 in the EU, starting with green (favorable situation), passing through orange, red and dark red (very dangerous situation).

It serves as an aid to Member States on the restrictions to be applied to travel within the Community.