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Stockholm, 5 January 2022

ECDC regularly assesses new evidence on variants detected through epidemic intelligence, rules-based genomic variant screening, or other scientific sources. If a decision is made to add, remove, or change the category for any variant, the tables are updated to reflect this change. The tables are regularly sent for consultation to ECDC and WHO Regional Office for Europe’s joint virus characterisation working group. The rules-based genomic screening is performed using an open source algorithm

The weekly ECDC variant surveillance data report can be found in the weekly COVID-19 country overviews published on ECDC’s website.

On 10 June 2021 ECDC published “Rapid Risk Assessment: Assessing SARS-COV-2 circulation, variants of concern, non-pharmaceutical interventions and vaccine rollout in the EU/EEA, 15th update” and on 23 June 2021 “Threat Assessment Brief: Implications for the EU/EEA on the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of concern”.

We have extracted the update into the PDF below:

Source – ECDC

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