The number of patients being admitted to hospital is also on the rise. The public health institute Sciensano’s figures show that in during the week between 28 July and 3 August an average of 25 COVID-19 patients were admitted to hospital every day. This is just over 30% more than the average of 19 COVID-19 patients that were admitted for treatment in Belgian hospitals during the week between 21 and 27 July
Nevertheless, the number of COVID-19 fatalities remains stable. During the week from 25 to 31 July an average number of 2 people per day died of the virus in Belgium.
Up until now there have been 70,300 confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in Belgium.