Coronavirus: Belgium averages 93 infections, 5 deaths per day

An average of 93 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, according to figures by the Federal Public Health Service on Wednesday.

The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 60,898. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes confirmed active cases as well as patients who have since recovered, or died from the consequences of the virus.

Due to the decrease in the spread of the virus over the last few weeks, Sciensano’s reports have changed. From now on, the national health institute will focus on the evolution of the trends, and no longer on the daily figures. “This makes it possible to clearly see the trends, regardless of fluctuations in the daily figures,” the centre added.

An average number of 93 people per day tested positive for the virus over the 7-day period from 14 to 20 June. The trend decreased by 10% compared to the daily average of 104 new infections the week before.

From 17 to 23 June, the authorities recorded an average of 16 new hospital admissions per day, which is a decrease of 20% compared to the daily average of 20 new patients in the week before.

12 additional patients were admitted to hospital over the past 24 hours. The total number of people admitted to hospital is currently 281, of which 41 are in the intensive care unit.

An average number of 5 deaths occurred per day over the 7-day period from 14 to 20 June. The trend decreased by 45%, compared to the daily average of 9 deaths in the week before.

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The total number of deaths in Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic is currently 9,722.

“The virus has not disappeared from our country,” said the health authorities. “So keep applying the tips to protect yourself and your family,” they added.

Maïthé Chini
The Brussels Times

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