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New coronavirus infections in Belgium rise for third day in a row

An average of 90 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium during the past week, according to figures by the Federal Public Health Service on Monday.

The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 62,707. 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.

The number of new infections increased slightly for the third day in a row. According to the authorities, the increase occurred mainly in the province of Antwerp, in Brussels, and the south of West Flanders.

An average number of 90 people per day tested positive for the virus over the 7-day period from 3 to 9 July. The trend increased by 2% compared to the daily average of 88 new infections the week before.

“Do your bit to prevent the epidemic from flaring up again: wash your hands regularly and keep 1.5 metres away from others. Wear a face mask if keeping a distance is not possible or where it is mandatory,” the health authorities said. “Meet a maximum of 15 different people per week and if possible, do so outdoors. If you are sick, stay at home and call your doctor,” they added.

“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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