The number of patients hospitalized in intensive care due to covid-19 continues to decline, according to the latest figures released this Wednesday morning by Sciensano, the Institute of Public Health. After falling below the 500 mark, it is approaching the 400 mark.
Consolidated figures from the Sciensano table
Note: these figures are taken from updated data published by Sciensano on “opendata“, and put in table form here: https://epistat.wiv-isp.be/covid/covid-19.html
Cases detected*: There were 1,740 new infections on average per day between 23 and 29 May, a decrease of 28% compared to the previous reference period. This period included a statutory holiday, Whit Monday, which may affect the data. On public holidays, fewer tests are carried out.
Tests : Between May 23 and May 29, 43.600 tests were carried out, a decrease of 12% compared to the previous seven days.
Admissions : EBetween May 26 and June 1, there was on average 84,9 new hospital admissions per day of people positive for the coronavirus, a decrease of 22% compared to the previous reference period.
Hospitalized people**: 1161 patients suffering from Covid-19 are hospitalized, of which 403 in intensive care, according to the latest figures released Wednesday.
Rate reproduction : Calculated on the basis of the evolution of admissions, theRtof the coronavirus is established today at0,86. When it is greater than 1, it means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.
Positivity rate***: on the basis of the results of the tests obtained between 24 and 30 May, it is of 4,6% (against 4.7% Tuesday).
Death : Between May 23 and May 29, 13,1 people died per day from the virus on average, down 31.9% over seven days. A total of 24,968 people have died from the virus since the start of the pandemic.
Vaccination : To date 4.7 million Belgians over the age of 18 have received a first dose of vaccine, or about one in two adults.
¨* The cases detected are the number of patients where 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. The data is consideredras consolidated after 4 days. The number of cases may depend in part on the strategy of testing : if we test more systematically, we also detect more cases.
** : French patients transferred to our country (but these are not counted in admissions), as well as patients already hospitalized for another reason, and who have tested positive.
*** 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 strategy of testing : if we do not test enough, the positivity rate will be plus Student.