Covid cases top 900,000

Over 900,000 people have tested positive for coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.  Average new cases are down for the second day in a row. The peak of the third wave seems to be behind us, but other key indicators are still on the rise.

On average in the week to 4 April 263 patients with Covid were hospitalised each day. The figure is up 9% on the week. Yesterday the rise was 13%.

On Easter Sunday 171 patients were hospitalised.  144 were discharged.

2,921 (+8) patients are currently in hospital with Covid.  832 (+10) are in intensive care.  The figure is up 20% on the week. 478 (-2) are on a ventilator.

In the week to 1 April on average 29 deaths a day were linked to Covid.  The figure is up 4.1% on the week. 

On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 1 April, 4,436 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day.  The figure is down 6% on the week. Yesterday the fall was 1%.

900,996 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Belgium.

On average 64,100 tests are carried out each day in the week to 1 April.  The figure is down 3% on the week. 7.8% of tests came back positive.

By 1 April 1,496,083 people in Belgium had received their first shot of the corona vaccine.  That’s 16.3% of adults. 569,101 people have had their second jab. 

Belgium’s R or Reproduction number stands at 1.04.  A hundred people with Covid pass it on to 104 others and the epidemic is widening.

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