Figures from Belgian health science institute Sciensano show 689 patients hospitalised with Covid. 217 patients are in critical care.
In the week to 19 September on average 6 deaths a day were linked to Covid. The figure is down 19% on the week. 25,533 deaths have been linked to Covid in all.
In the week to 19 September on average 2,057 people a day came down with Covid. That’s a rise of 5% on the week. 1,229,236 people have so far tested positive for Covid in Belgium.
On average during the week to 19 September 47,213 tests were carried out a day. The figure is up 11% on the week. 4.8% of tests came back positive. The rate remains steady.
Belgium’s Reproduction number stands at 0.94. A hundred people with Covid pass it on to 94 others and the epidemic is shrinking.
74% of the entire population has had a first dose of the corona vaccine. 72% are fully vaccinated.