However, despite the fall in the number of deaths, patients hospitalised and new infections making encouraging reading, the pace at which the figures are falling would now appear to be stagnating.
· During the week from 13 to 19 November an average of 372 COVID-19 patients were admitted to Belgian hospitals each day. This is a fall of 25% on the 7-day rolling average for the 7-day rolling average for the previous week (6 to 13 November), when there were an average of 498 hospital admissions/day.
· On Thursday 19 November 349 patients with COVID-19 were admitted to Belgian hospitals, while 543 were discharged.
· There are currently 5,650 patients with COVID-19 being cared for in Belgian hospitals. 1,284 of these are on intensive care wards. 937 patients are on ventilators.
· During the week from 10 to 16 November and average of 186 people/day died after having contracted COVID-19. This is 6.9% down on the 7-day rolling average of 200 deaths/day for the week from 3 to 9 November.
· During the week between 10 and 16 November and average of 4,353 people per day tested positive for COVID-19. This is 37% down on the figures fort he previous week. However, as currently on those those with symptoms are test the true number of new coronavirus infections is likely to be higher.
· Between 10 and 16 November an average of 28,100 tests per day were carried out. 18.7% of tests produced results.