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Nearly all coronavirus indicators in Belgium decrease

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Nearly all of Belgium’s major coronavirus indicators have dropped, according to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Monday.

Between 6 and 12 February, an average of 1,809.4 new people tested positive per day, which is a 20% decrease compared to the week before.

The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic is 739,488. 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.

Over the past two weeks, 247.8 infections were confirmed per 100,000 inhabitants, which is a 9% decrease compared to the two weeks before.

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Between 9 and 15 February, an average of 120.7 patients were admitted to hospital, which is 3% fewer than the week before.

In total, 1,638 coronavirus patients are currently in hospital, or 40 more than yesterday. Of all patients, 319 are in intensive care, which is 12 more than yesterday. A total of 176 patients are on a ventilator – 1 more than yesterday.

From 6 to 12 February, an average number of 38.9 deaths occurred per day, marking a 2.9% decrease compared to the week before.

The total number of deaths in the country since the beginning of the pandemic is currently 21,702.

Since the start of the pandemic, a total of 8,916,786 tests have been carried out. Of those tests, an average of 43,619.7 were taken per day over the past week, with a positivity rate of 5%.

The percentage decreased by 0.3% compared to last week, along with a 14% decrease in testing.

A total of 366,558 people in Belgium have received the first dose of their vaccinations, or 3.98% of the population aged 18 and older. In addition, 190,324 people have received their second dose.

The reproduction rate, finally, stands at 0.97, which means that a person infected with coronavirus infects less than one other person on average and the pandemic is no longer growing.

Jason Spinks
The Brussels Times