Corona data: hospitalisations up

During the last seven-day observation period average hospitalisations were up.  New cases of coronavirus and linked deaths were down figures from health science institute Sciensano show.

In the week to 9 February on average 120 patients with Covid, the disease caused by coronavirus, were hospitalised each day.  The figure is up 6% on the week. 159 patients were admitted on Tuesday.  174 were discharged.

1,674 patients are in hospital with Covid.  308 are in intensive care; 168 are on a ventilator.

In the week to 6 February on average 42 deaths a day were linked to coronavirus. The figure is down 4% on the week.

2,204 people a day tested positive on average.  The figure is down 7% on the previous week.

50,000 tests were carried out each day on average.  The figure is up 1% on the week.  5.2% of tests come back positive.

By 8 February 3.65% of Belgium’s population had been vaccinated.  336,331 people had received a first shot; 104,340 a second.

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