Jump in positive cases as more people get tested

There’s been a sharp week-on-week increase in the number of people testing positive for coronavirus, but far more people are getting tested as the holidays get under way.

By 5 July 7,425,518 people had received a first dose of the vaccine.  That’s 79.6% of adults and works out at 60.9% of the total population. 4,249,640 had got their second shot.

In the week to 6 July on average 16 patients a day were hospitalised.  The figure is down 20% on the week.

On Tuesday 25 patients were hospitalised.  28 were discharged.

257 patients are currently in hospital with Covid.  The figure is down 22% on the week. 102 are in intensive care.  74 are on a ventilator and in an induced coma.

In the week to 3 July on average 3 deaths a day were linked to Covid.  The figure is down 18% on the week. 

On average during the last seven-day observation period, the week to 3 July, 545 new cases of coronavirus were confirmed each day.  The figure is up 66% on the week.

On average 62,400 tests are carried out each day in the week to 2 July.  The figure is up 51% on the week. 1% of tests came back positive.

Belgium’s Reproduction number stands at 0.94.  A hundred sick people pass the virus on to 94 others and the epidemic is shrinking.

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