During the week from 11 to 17 June an average of 2,756 people tested positive for coronavirus in Belgium each day. This is up 50% of the figures from the previous week (4 to 10 June). Between 11 and 17 June an average of 11,300 people were tested for coronavirus each day, a rise of 11% on the previous. week
Of those tested 25.3% tested positive for the virus (up 5.9%). Between 11 and 17 June the basic reproductive rate (R0) for coronavirus in Belgium stood at 1.16. This means that on average every 100 people with the virus infected a further 116 others.
Hospitalisations and deaths
During the past 7 days an average of 76 patients with COVID-19 were hospitalised each day. This is 25% up on the figures for the previous week. These figures include only those hospitalised specifically due to the ill-effects of COVID-19.
There are currently 1,022 patients with COVID-19 in Belgian hospitals. This is up 15% on a week ago. This figure includes all patients with COVID-19, including those initially hospitalised for other reasons.
Of those hospitalised 58 COVID-19 patients are in intensive care. This is down 6% on a week ago.
Between 11 and 17 June an average of 5 people with COVID-19 died in Belgium each day. This is 16% down on the previous week. Since the onset of the pandemic more than 2 years ago. 31,900 people with COVID-19 have died in Belgium.