Fewer than 1,000 people in hospital as a result of coronavirus
Share article:
Share article:

Fewer than 1,000 people in hospital as a result of coronavirus

Credit: Belga

There are fewer than 1,000 people hospitalised as a result of the coronavirus in Belgium, according to the latest figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated on Tuesday morning.

On Monday, a total of 968 people were in hospital as a result of the coronavirus (one more than on Sunday), of whom 335 (+5) people were being treated in intensive care, and 198 (-6) were on a ventilator.

The number of ICU cases has now fallen far below the threshold of 500 set by the Consultative Committee as the boundary at which it would be safe to open up more of society starting from Wednesday.

Between 31 May and 6 June, there was an average of 69.3 new hospital admissions per day due to the coronavirus, an 18% decrease compared to the previous reference period.

Related News


Between 29 May and 4 June, an average of 1,379 new coronavirus infections were detected per day, down by 25% compared to the previous week, continuing a period of almost uninterrupted decline.

The average daily number of people who tested positive for Covid-19 passed below 1,500 for the first time since September on Monday. 

Meanwhile, the daily average of testing over the past week increased by 1% (an average of 44,384.3 tests were carried out) with a positive rate of 3.7% (down by 1%).

Since the beginning of the pandemic, 1,071,271 cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed in Belgium.

During the same period, an average of 14.1 people died per day from the virus (up by 5% from the previous week), bringing the total to 25,041 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.

The incidence, which indicates the average number of new cases per day per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 192.8, down by 31%.

The reproduction rate of the coronavirus in Belgium has gone up to 0.86 after nearing 0.80 last week. While this number remains below 1, it means that the epidemic gradually slowing down. The number has been lower than 1 since 22 April.

As of Monday, more than 55% of the adult population in Belgium had received the first injection of a coronavirus vaccine. This figure equates to more than five million people.

Of these, 2,523,167 people (27.4% of the adult population in Belgium) have received a second dose and are now considered fully protected.

The Brussels Times

Latest news

Over 50,000 march against fascism in Rome
Tens of thousands of people demonstrated against fascism in Rome on Saturday, one week after violent protests against the Covid certificate. Over ...
Will Brussels bounce back?
The lockdowns have tested the city and forced it to confront key questions about its future. Derek Blyth looks back at an extraordinary moment in our ...
Vaccinations: Belgium’s Health Minister currently not in favour of a general booster shot
The latest figures on new coronavirus cases are worrying, but rather than imposing new safety measures, what is needed is full compliance with ...
Thousands protest against the Covid health pass in France
Demonstrations against the health pass and other measures aimed at preventing the spread of the Coronavirus mobilised tens of thousands of protesters ...
Record-breaking 770-metre highline installed in Freÿr, Belgium
A 770-metre long highline was installed at an altitude of 70 metres at the Freÿr Rocks on Saturday, setting a new Belgian record, according to ...
Huge cannabis farm discovered inside closed down Chinese restaurant near Charleroi
A cannabis plantation with several hundred mature plants was dismantled on Friday evening in a former Chinese restaurant on Chaussée de Bruxelles ...
Citizen founded wind turbine project launched in Liège region
A citizen founded wind turbine project was inaugurated in the Liège Region on Saturday by Walloon Energy Minister Philippe Henry (Ecolo) together ...
Five questions to philosopher Philippe Van Parijs on Leopold II and embarrassment in Brussels’ public space
The worldwide explosion of the Black Lives Matter movement in the aftermath of the death of George Floyd, combined with the 60th anniversary of the ...
Belgium to invest in sustainable heating in 2022
The federal government will set aside about one million euros in its 2022 budget for a social tariff for sustainable heating, Federal Energy Minister ...
Unfinished draft of new Astérix story discovered
The discovery of the unfinished draft of a cartoon album on the most famous of all Gauls, sketched by cartoonist René Goscinny, was announced by his ...
Anti-vaxxers demonstrate against Covid Safe Ticket in Brussels
Hundreds of supporters of the anti-vaxx movement gathered on Saturday outside the headquarters of the Pfizer pharmaceutical company to protest ...
Belgium’s investment funds total 260 billion euros in assets
Belgium’s funds industry grew by 5.3% (13 billion euros) in the second quarter of this year, bringing investment funds available to the public to ...