The latest average for new cases was measured in the week to 31 December, when 30% fewer tests were carried out. During this period on average 25,300 corona tests were performed. 7.2% of tests are coming back positive.
Figures for hospitalisations show the fall in hospitalisations has slowed down. In the week to 3 January on average 146 patients a day were hospitalised. The figure is down 9% on the week.
2,186 patients are currently being treated with Covid – the disease caused by coronavirus - in hospital. The figure is up 61 on the day. 467 patients (-13) are in critical care. 231 (+5) are on a ventilator.
The strong decrease in the number of deaths continues. In the week to 31 December on average 68 people with Covid died each day. The figure is down 21% on the week.
19,701 people have died of confirmed or suspected Covid I Belgium.