Between May 24 and May 30, there were an average of 87.3 new hospital admissions per day of Sars-CoV-2 positive people, a decrease of 26% from the previous reporting period. In addition, 1,220 people are in hospital, suffering from Covid-19, including 443 in intensive care, according to the latest figures released Monday morning by the Sciensano Public Health Institute.
There were 1,834 new contaminations on average per day between May 21 and 27, a decrease of 24% compared to the previous reference period. Some 44,000 tests on average were also carried out daily (-7%) between May 21 and 27, for a positivity rate which continues to decline and now stands at 4.8%.
Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, 1,061,200 cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed, a number which however strongly underestimates the reality, given the lack of screening capacity during the first wave of the epidemic. .
Between May 21 and May 27, an average of 14.1 people died per day from the virus, which represents a significant decrease of 29.8% over one week. Belgium, however, had to deplore 24,940 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The virus’s reproduction rate is estimated at 0.82. When it is less than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic tends to slow down. The incidence, which indicates the average number of new daily cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 259.2 over 14 days (-19%).
The situation in your municipality
In the infographics below, you can find the number of cases reported in your town yesterday and since the start of the epidemic. In the map, you have the number of Covid-19 cases per municipality over the last 7 days.