However, the figures do show a considerable rise in the number of people being hospitalised with COVID-19. During the past week an average of 26 people per day were admitted to hospital suffering from COVID-19. This is 22% up on the daily average of 22 hospital admissions per day during the previous week.
The number of deaths during the week between 29 July and 4 August was 22 or an average of just over 3 per day. This is up just over 20% on the 18 COVID-19 fatalities during the week between 21 and 28 July.
So far a total of 73,000 people in Belgium have tested positive for the novel coronavirus.