Coronavirus: More than 450 people hospitalised in Belgium

Coronavirus: More than 450 people hospitalised in Belgium
Covid intensive care, Sint-Vincentius hospital Antwerp, 2020. Credit: Jimmy Kets/Belga

Between 3 and 9 August, there were almost 44.7 hospital admissions on average per day of patients suffering from Covid-19, an increase of 17% compared to the previous reference period, according to the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Tuesday.

A total of 457 people are still hospitalised due to Covid-19 (+25% over one week), including 118 patients treated in intensive care (+2%).

The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 201.2 over 14 days.

Between 31 July and 6 August, an average of 1,743 new infections were detected per day, an increase of 12% compared to the previous week.

Over the same period, an average of 3.4 people died per day as a result of the virus (+4%), bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium to 25,274.

An average of 52,400 tests were also carried out daily, with a positive rate of 3.7%.

More than 8.19 million Belgians have received a first dose of the vaccine, or about 71.1% of the population.

Nearly 7.33 million people are fully vaccinated, accounting for 63.7% of the total Belgian population.

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