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Coronavirus: 7-day rolling average of new infections now over 1,000

The latest figures released by the public health science institute Sciensano show that the 7-day rolling average for new novel coronavirus infections now exceeds 1,000 per day. 

The provisional figures show that during the week between 9 and 15 September there were an average of 1,071 people per day that tested positive for the novel coronavirus. This is a rise of 77% compared with the previous week.

·        Meanwhile, the number of coronavirus infections per 1,000 population now exceeds 100 and now stands at 102.2. This is an increase of 85% compared with the previous week.

·        Between 11 and 17 September an average of 42 people per day were admitted to hospital with COVID-19.

·        Provisional figures from Sciensano show that currently 390 people with COVID-19 being cared for in Belgian hospitals. Of these 78 are on intensive care wards.

·        Meanwhile the number of people dying from COVID-19 remains stable. Between 9 and 15 September an average of 3 people per day died from COVID-19.  

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