The average number of daily coronavirus infections in Belgium continues to fall, continuing a trend seen in previous days.
According to the latest figures released on Thursday morning by the Sciensano public health institute, between 13 and 19 December, an average of 8,153 positive cases were detected each day. This is 36% less than the previous seven days, Belga News Agency reports.
Between 16 and 22 December, there were 164 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, a decrease of 36% compared to the previous reference period. In total, 2,321 people were hospitalised in Belgium due to Covid-19 (-26%), including 693 patients treated in intensive care (-14%).
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Between 13 and 19 December, an average of 36 people died per day due to the virus (-20%). An average of 73,100 tests were also carried out, down by 18%.
The rate of reproduction also continues to fall and currently stands at 0.75. When it is below 1 this means that the pandemic is weakening in intensity.
The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 1,266 over 14 days.
Since the beginning of the pandemic in Belgium, more than 2 million cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed.