The rise of 42% in the number of confirmed new coronavirus infections has fallen back to 22%. This is a slowdown in the rate of increase. However, the question now is whether this will persist and eventually turn round into a fall in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus.
Bart Measure notes if the increase in the number of hospital admissions continues to increase at the current rate of between 20% and 25% per week, the threshold of 1,000 intensive care beds occupied by COVID-19 patients will have been crossed on 8 April. This is just 10 days from now. This is a week earlier than previously predicted by the virologist Professor Steven Van Gucht.