Coronavirus: four Brussels municipalities among ten worst-hit in Belgium
Share article:
Share article:

Coronavirus: four Brussels municipalities among ten worst-hit in Belgium

© Belga

Four municipalities in Brussels are among the ten Belgian cities that have been the most hard-hit by a resurgence of new coronavirus infections, nationwide figures show.

While Antwerp remains the hardest-hit city in terms of overall number of new cases, the Brussels-Capital Region has confirmed 675 new positive cases in the space of a week, leading all other provinces in Belgium, according to figures by Sciensano.

The City of Brussels (Brussels 1000) is currently the second-most affected territory in Belgium in terms of newly detected cases, with only Antwerp recording higher figures.

Related News:

 

In the past seven days, 134 new coronavirus cases have been detected in the city’s territory, which has a population of 181,700 and beyond the historical centre, stretches out into two northern districts bordering Flanders, into the European Quarter and into the Bois de la Cambre, in the south.

After Brussels 1000, Anderlecht, Schaerbeek and Molenbeek are all among the top ten most affected territories in Belgium, with 107, 95 and 69 newly diagnosed cases in the past seven days for populations of roughly 119,000, 133,000 and 97,000, respectively.

Liège is Wallonia’s leading city in terms of the number of new infections in the past seven days, having recorded 127 for a population of around 197,000, with the French-speaking region’s Charleroi, Namur and Verviers also breaking into the country’s top ten worst-affected cities.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Flanders introduces ‘invisible’ speed cameras
New digital speed cameras that are essentially invisible to the road user are being introduced on various roads and motorways in Flanders, Flemish ...
Warnings issued for slippery roads across Belgium
Drivers have been asked to watch out for slippery roads from Saturday afternoon until Sunday evening, as snow and cold temperatures are expected ...
Testing rules following high-risk contact eased for vaccinated people
The coronavirus testing policy following a high-risk contact has been eased, meaning a vaccinated person who was in contact with an infected person ...
New measures announced for Belgian schools
Stricter rules are being implemented across a variety of sectors in Belgium to curb the rising number of infections and limit the damage as a result ...
Majority of booster doses should be administered by March 2022
Invitations will be sent out in the following days for the general population in Belgium to receive a coronavirus booster vaccine, and most adults ...
Belgium adopts national plan to combat gender-based violence
Belgium has adopted a National Action plan for the Fight against Gender-Based Violence, which includes more than 200 measures and unites all levels ...
Antwerp cancels Christmas market and New Year’s Eve fireworks
The city of Antwerp has joined other cities including Leuven and Ghent by announcing it is cancelling this year's Christmas market, the end-of-year ...
Pharmaceutical companies looking into vaccines against new variant
Pharmaceutical companies have sprung into action to look into vaccine protection against the new coronavirus variant first detected in South Africa, ...
Belgium imposes entry ban on travellers from southern Africa
Belgium is introducing an entry ban for travellers from several countries in the south of Africa following concerns about a new variant (B.1.1.529) ...
What Ursula did next
BRUSSELS BEHIND THE SCENES • Weekly analysis and untold stories
Nightclub closures, limiting contacts: These rules come into force today
Just over one week after its last meeting, Belgium's Consultative Committee on Friday once again announced a set of new measures to curb the rising ...
Almost 3,500 Covid-19 patients in hospitals as new cases continue to skyrocket
The number of new coronavirus cases in Belgium is continuing to rise, and with it the number of Covid-19 patients who are hospitalised as a result of ...