The number of people in Belgium dying as a result of a coronavirus infection on a daily basis is continuing to drop, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated on Monday morning.
Between 30 April and 6 May, an average of 36.1 people have died per day from the virus (down by 9.6%), bringing the total to 24,551 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.
Over the same period, an average of 2,983 new coronavirus infections were detected per day, down by 3% compared to the previous week. Since the beginning of the epidemic in Belgium, 1,016,609 cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed.
The incidence, which indicates the average number of new cases per day per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 368.5 over 14 days (-16%).
The reproduction rate of the virus is currently 0.89. When this number is below 1, it means that the epidemic gradually slowing down.