Tuesday, 10 August 2021
Between 3 and 9 August, there were almost 44.7 hospital admissions on average per day of patients suffering from Covid-19, an increase of 17% compared to the previous reference period, according to the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Tuesday.
A total of 457 people are still hospitalised due to Covid-19 (+25% over one week), including 118 patients treated in intensive care (+2%).
The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 201.2 over 14 days.
Between 31 July and 6 August, an average of 1,743 new infections were detected per day, an increase of 12% compared to the previous week.
Over the same period, an average of 3.4 people died per day as a result of the virus (+4%), bringing the total number of deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium to 25,274.
An average of 52,400 tests were also carried out daily, with a positive rate of 3.7%.
More than 8.19 million Belgians have received a first dose of the vaccine, or about 71.1% of the population.
Nearly 7.33 million people are fully vaccinated, accounting for 63.7% of the total Belgian population.
The Brussels Times