On average in the week to 7 April 259 patients with Covid were hospitalised each day. The figure is up 2% on the week. Yesterday the rise was 4%.
On Wednesday 332 patients were hospitalised. 334 were discharged.
3,152 patients are currently in hospital with Covid. The figure is up 7% on the week. 908 (+15) are in intensive care. The figure is up 20% on the week. 505 (+8) are on a ventilator.
In the week to 4 April on average 37 deaths a day were linked to Covid. The figure is up 37% on the week.
On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 4 April, 4,244 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day. The figure is down 12% on the week. It’s the fifth day in a row this figure is down.
908,212 people have now tested positive for coronavirus in Belgium.
On average 59,000 tests are carried out each day in the week to 3 April. The figure is down 14% on the week. 8.1% of tests came back positive.
Belgium’s R or Reproduction number stands at 0.99. A hundred people with Covid pass it on to 99 others and the epidemic is no longer widening.