Although the number of infections is still falling week-on-week, scientists are now seeing an increase in the daily figures.
“So, we expect that there will be an increase in the weekly average soon. There is still a lot of virus in circulation. We also see that the age of those becoming infected, being hospitalised, and dying is becoming younger. This is normal as the older generations are protected by the vaccine”.
Professor Van Gucht also gave some optimistic forecasts for the near future. “Normally we should be below 75 hospitalisations (per day) during the first week of June. Next week we should go under 500 beds occupied on ICUs”.