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3.9% of staff and 13.9% of residents in Flemish care homes infected with the novel coronavirus

The Flemish Welfare Minister Wouter Beke (Christian democrat) has told the Flemish Parliament’s Welfare Select Committee that 3.9% of staff and 13.49% of the residents of Flemish care homes tested so far have been found to be infected with the novel coronavirus.  

While 3.9% of the 28,157 staff tested thus far were found to be COVID-19 positive, 1.12% had symptoms of the virus.

Of the 14,709 care home residents that have been tested in Flanders 13.49% tested positive for the virus and 9.72% displayed symptoms, Mr Beke told the Welfare Select Committee. 

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