COVID-19: a further 198 confirmed infections, a further 23 deaths

The daily press release on the COVID-19 epidemic in Belgium shows a continuation of the positive trend of the past few days. The number of COVID-19 patients being cared for in hospitals continues to fall as does the number of deaths from the virus.

·        During the past 24 hours a further 198 people tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases in Belgium to 57,455.

·        A further 23 deaths from COVID-19 has been reported, bringing the total number of fatalities in Belgium to 9,334.

·         39 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital, while 23 patients that been receiving hospital treatment for COVID-19 were discharged. There are currently 1,302 COVID-19 patients in Belgian hospitals, 32 fewer than was the case yesterday. Since the start of the epidemic 15,320 COVID-19 patients have been discharged from Belgian hospitals.

·        Of the patients currently receiving hospital treatment 249 are on intensive care wards. This is down 2 on Monday’s figures. 

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