For the first time deaths from COVID-19 in Flemish care homes for the elderly were included in the figures and this will remain the case from now on.
As Flemish care home deaths between 1 and 4 April had not been included in the Crisis Centre’s previous figures the 241 people that died of COVID-19 in Flemish care homes between 1 and 4 April were added to the overall death toll on Tuesday. This deaths were on top of the 162 people that had died of COVID-19 during the previous 24 hours.
Since Monday the COVID-19 fatality figures from Flemish care homes will be systematically passed on the National Crisis Centre, albeit with a delay of two days. This was already the case for care homes in Brussels and Wallonia.