On average in the week to 4 March 148 patients with Covid, the disease caused by coronavirus, were hospitalised each day. The figure is up 8% on the week. On previous days week-on-week increases of 23%, 20% and 21% were recorded.
On Friday 151 patients were hospitalised. 161 were discharged.
1,914 patients are currently in hospital with Covid. 433 are in intensive care. 232 are on a ventilator.
In the week to 2 March on average 26 deaths a day were linked to Covid. The figure is unchanged on the week.
On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 2 March, 2,344 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day – a relatively stable figure. The figure is 1% down on the week.
On average 41,700 tests are carried out each day in the week to 2 March. The figure is up 7% on the week.
6.4% of tests came back positive.
By 4 March 569,985 people in Belgium had received their first shot of the corona vaccine. 330,973 people have had their second jab.