Fewer than 900 Covid-19 patients in Belgium

Fewer than 900 Covid-19 patients in Belgium
Credit: Belga

883 individuals who tested positive for Covid-19 are presently in hospital, with 76 in intensive care, Belga News Agency reports.

Latest figures released by the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Friday morning show that an average of 1,310 new Covid-19 infections were diagnosed every day between May 24 and May 30, a 36% drop from the previous week. Between May 27 and June 2, there were 52 hospital admissions per day owing to Covid-19, a 28% drop from the preceding reference period.

Over the same time period, 6.6 individuals died every day on average while having the virus (a 12% decrease), bringing the total death toll in Belgium to 31,768 since the outbreak began. On average, about 10,400 tests were performed every day, with a positivity rate of 14.1%.

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The numbers also show that the rate of reproduction is at 0.81. When less than one, this indicates that the pandemic is slowing. The incidence, which measures the number of new cases per 100,000 people, is currently 204 in 14 days.

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