Fortunately, this supposed increase in contamination is not for the moment accompanied by an increase in admissions, and this probably thanks to the large vaccination rate in our country, which protects the most vulnerable against the most serious forms of the disease.
Be careful, however, in England, we are starting to see an increase in admissions following an explosion in cases. An increase without comparison, however, with that of previous waves.
The number of deaths, it remains very low, in England as in Belgium.
The consolidated figures in Sciensano’s table
Cases detected¹ : between 06/26 and 07/02, 506 new coronavirus infections were detected on average every day. This is an increase of 52% from the previous week.
Tests : between 06/26 and 07/02, an average of 60.051 tests were performed daily, a total up 49% from the previous week.
Admissions: they amount on average to 15,3 between 06/29 and 07/05. This is a decrease of 28% compared to the previous week.
Hospitalized people² : 262 patients are currently hospitalized in connection with Covid-19, including 115 patients treated in intensive care.
Positivity rate³ : based on the results of the tests obtained between 06/26 and 07/02, it is 1%, down 0.1% from last week.
Death : between 06/26 and 07/02, 3,1 people die on average per day from the virus. Since the start of the epidemic, 25,190 people have died from the coronavirus.
Reproduction rate : calculated on the basis of changes in admissions, the Rt of the coronavirus today stands at 0,84. When it is greater than 1, it means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.
¹ The cases detected are the number of patients for whom a positive test has confirmed the presence of the virus. The date that is considered is the date of the diagnosis, not the test result. Data is considered consolidated after 4 days. The number of cases may depend in part on the testing strategy: if we test more systematically, we also detect more cases.
² Hospitalized patients include patients already hospitalized for another reason, and who have tested positive
³ The positivity rate is the number of positive tests compared to the number of tests performed. The same person can be tested several times. It also depends on the testing strategy: if we do not test enough, the positivity rate will be higher.