Figures from Belgian health science institute Sciensano show 728 patients hospitalised with Covid. 222 patients are in critical care.
In the week to 17 September on average 6 deaths a day were linked to Covid. The figure is down 28% on the week. 25,517 deaths have been linked to Covid in all.
In the week to 17 September on average 2,065 people a day came down with Covid. That’s a rise of 6% on the week. 1,224,885 people have so far tested positive for Covid in Belgium.
On average during the week to 17 September 47,227 tests were carried out a day. The figure is up 14% on the week. 4.8% of tests came back positive. The rate remains steady.
Belgium’s Reproduction number stands at 0.98. A hundred people with Covid pass it on to 98 others and the epidemic is shrinking.
74% of the entire population has had a first dose of the corona vaccine. 72% are fully vaccinated.