During the week from 18 to 24 September an average of 1,914 people tested positive for coronavirus in Belgium each day. This is down 7% compared with the previous week.
During the same period an average of 47,800 coronavirus tests were carried out each day. Of those tested 4.4% tested positive for the virus. The basic reproductive rate (R0) for coronavirus in Belgium currently stands at 0.92. This means that every 100 people with the virus infect a further 92 others.
The average number of hospitalisations is down too. During the week from 21 to 27 September an average of 51 people with COVID-19 were admitted to hospital each day. This is down 15% on the average for the previous week. There are currently 703 patients with COVID-19 that are being cared for in Belgian hospitals. Of these 210 are on intensive care wards.
During the week from 18 to 24 September an average of 8 people with COVID-19 died each day. This is up 26% on the average for the previous week. Since the onset of the pandemic more than 25,600 people with COVID-19 have died in Belgium.
Meanwhile, almost 8.6 people in Belgium have received at least one dose of coronavirus vaccine. This is 74% of the total population. Almost 8.4 million people are fully immunised. This is 73% of the country’s population.