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Corona latest: steady rise in hospitalisations

The number of Covid patients being admitted to Belgian hospitals continues to rise.  In the week to 8 September on average 70 patients were hospitalised each day.  That’s an increase of 12% on the week. 

Figures from Belgian health science institute Sciensano show 704 patients hospitalised with Covid.  The figure is up 7% on the week.  219 patients are in critical care – up 14% on the week.

In the week to 5 September on average 7 deaths a day were linked to Covid.  The figure is up 31% on the week.  25,442 deaths have been linked to Covid in all.

For the third day in a row there are fewer new cases: in the week to 5 September on average 1,958 people a day came down with Covid.  That’s a fall of 3% on the week. 1,201,056 people have so far tested positive for Covid in Belgium.

On average during the week to 5 September 40,300 tests were carried out a day.  5.4% of tests came back positive.  The rate remains steady.

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