The recent figures which has been released by the Sciensano Institute of Public Health on Friday morning, confirm that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Belgium.
Two thousand four hundred thirty-two new Covid-19 infections were detected on average every day between 07 and 14 June, which represents an increase of 79% compared to the previous week.
During the same period, an average of 11,234 tests were carried out daily, up 11% on the previous week. 21.7% came back positive, an increase of 6.4% on the previous week.
The reproduction rate of Covid-19 now stands at 1.12. When above 1 this means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.
The average number of hospital admissions, between 10 and 17 June, was 66.3 per day. This is a 20% increase compared to the previous week.
Eight hundred ninety-eight patients are currently hospitalised due to Covid-19, with 47 of them being treated in intensive care.
Between 07 and 14 June, an average of 5.6 people died from the virus per day, meaning that since its outbreak, a total of 31,856 people have died from Covid-19.
However, this figure includes people who died of another cause of death but who happened to be infected.