Coronavirus: Belgium averages 93 infections, 5 deaths per day
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
Credit: Belga/Nicolas Maeterlinck
An average of 93 people per day tested positive for the new coronavirus (Covid-19) in Belgium, according to figures by the Federal Public Health Service on Wednesday.
The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium, since the beginning of the pandemic, is 60,898. 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.
Due to the decrease in the spread of the virus over the last few weeks, Sciensano’s reports have changed. From now on, the national health institute will focus on the evolution of the trends, and no longer on the daily figures. “This makes it possible to clearly see the trends, regardless of fluctuations in the daily figures,” the centre added.
An average number of 93 people per day tested positive for the virus over the 7-day period from 14 to 20 June. The trend decreased by 10% compared to the daily average of 104 new infections the week before.