Almost 2,000 coronavirus patients admitted to Belgian hospitals
Friday, 16 October 2020
The number of coronavirus patients in Belgian hospitals approaches 2,000, as daily infection figures continue to climb across the country, according to Sciensano’s latest figures on Friday.
Between 6 and 12 October, an average of 5,976.3 new people tested positive per day, which is an increase of 96% compared to the week before. On Monday, over 8,500 people tested positive for Covid-19 on the same day.
The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic is 191,959. 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 as a result of the virus.
Additionally, 193.1 new hospitalisations per day were recorded on average between 9 and 15 October, up from 144.6 per day the week before.
In total, 1,949 coronavirus patients are currently in hospital, which is 172 more than yesterday. Of those patients, 327 are in intensive care, 14 more than yesterday. Patients on a ventilator number 167 – seven more than yesterday.