Downward trend of corona indicators continues

In the week to 7 May on average 167 patients a day were hospitalised.  The figure is down 15% on the week and twelfth day in a row the figure is down.

On Friday 163 (+18 on the day) patients were hospitalised.  217 (-3) were discharged.

2,307 patients (-95 on the day) are currently in hospital with Covid.  The figure is down 15% on the week. 727 (-17) are in intensive care.  449 (-10) are on a ventilator and in an induced coma.

In the week to 4 May on average 39 deaths a day were linked to Covid.  The figure is up 2.9% on the week. 24,483 deaths have been linked to coronavirus.

On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 4 May, 2,954 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day.  The figure is down 8% on the week.

On average 48,400 tests are carried out each day in the week to 4 May.  The figure is up 8% on the week. 6.9% of tests came back positive.

By 6 May 3,360,976 people had received a first dose of the vaccine.  That’s 36.6% of adults. 998,777 had had their second shot.

Belgium’s Reproduction number stands at 0.87.  A hundred sick people pass the virus on to 87 others and the epidemic is shrinking.

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