Coronavirus: most indicators are on the rise

Coronavirus: most indicators are on the rise

Contaminations, the rate of positivities and hospital admissions are on the rise. Only the number of deaths does not increase.

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EBetween November 15 and 21, 788 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, up 28% compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute. day Friday morning.

Over the same period, 2.9 people died per day on average while they were carrying the virus (-51%), bringing the death toll to 33,042 since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.

Nearly 6,100 tests on average were also carried out daily, for a positivity rate of 14.1%.

Between 18 and 24 November, there were an average of 54.4 hospital admissions per day due to Covid, an increase of 27% compared to the previous reference period. A total of 762 coronavirus-positive people are currently in hospital, including 44 patients treated in intensive care.

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The reproduction rate of the virus is 1.15. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic tends to accelerate. The incidence, which provides the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 85 over 14 days.

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