Coronavirus in Belgium – Report of the day: here are the figures

Coronavirus in Belgium – Report of the day: here are the figures

Around 1,500 people carrying the coronavirus are hospitalized in Belgium, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Friday morning.

From December 30 to January 5, the country’s hospitals admitted 96 Covid-19 patients daily, a number down 25% from the previous week. Currently, 1,506 people carrying the virus are hospitalized (-23%). Of these, 100 are treated in intensive care (-2%). Between December 27 and January 2, an average of 865 infections were recorded each day, down 37% from the previous seven days.

During this period, 7,852 tests were carried out daily (-23%), of which 12.7% were found to be positive. Every day, an average of 11.1 people died from the consequences of coronavirus infection (-6%). Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium in March 2020, 33,395 deaths from Covid-19 have been recorded. The reproduction rate of the virus stands at 0.80. When it is less than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic tends to slow down. The incidence, which provides the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 136 over 14 days.

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