Sciensano calculates the 7-day average from the past week, to compare this with the week before that. Experts say this gives a better general view, wiping out daily peaks or lows.
- The number of infections has dropped to 89 per day over the past 7 days, which is 6 percent down on the week.
- 15 patients were admitted to hospital each day. This is a drop of 6 percent on the week. There are 255 corona patients in hospital now, compared to 340 on Thursday last week. Only 38 patients are left in intensive care units.
- 7 deaths per day were reported. This number is 18 percent down on the week. It brings the total number of Covid deaths (confirmed or suspected) to 9,731.
- The so-called R-value (reproduction number, which shows how many other people a patient is infecting) remains below 1, at 0.87.