On Thursday 24 July (the latest date for which figures are available) 6,703,018 people in Belgium had already received one dose of coronavirus vaccine. This is 72.5% of the adult population and 58.2% of the population as a whole. Of these 3,734,366 people have been fully immunised.
During the week from 19 to 25 June an average of 26 COVID-19 patients per day were hospitalised, a fall of 25% of the figures for the previous week. On Friday 25 June the hospitals reported 13 admissions of COVID-19 patients. 37 patients were discharged. This brings the total number of COVID-19 patients in the country’s hospitals to 380, a fall of 23% on a week ago.
157 COVID-19 patients are on ICU (down 18 on Thursday). Of these 101 are on ventilators (down 8 on Thursday). The number of patients on ICUs has fallen by 26% during the past week.
During the week from 16 to 22 June an average of 5 people with COVID-19 died in Belgium each day. This is down 12% of the figures from the previous week. Since the onset of the pandemic 25,160 people with COVID-19 have died in Belgium.
During the week from 16 to 22 June an average of 358 people tested positive for coronavirus. This is 41% down on the figures for the previous week.
During the same period an average of 38,300 coronavirus tests were carried out in Belgium each day. This is 3% down on the previous week. Of those tested 1.3% tested positive for coronavirus, a fall of 0.7 percentage points on the positivity ratio during the previous 7 days.
The basic reproductive rate (R0) for coronavirus in Belgium currently stands at 0.80. This means that every 10 people with the virus infect a further 8 others.