During the week from 7 to 13 August an average of 2,126 new infections with coronavirus were confirmed each day. This is 25% down on the figures for the previous week.
During the same period, an average of 8,966 PCR tests for coronavirus were carried out each day. This is 22% down on the previous week. Of those tested between 7 and 13 August 26.4% tested positive for coronavirus.
Hospitalisations and deaths
During the past 7 days an average of 87 people with COVID-19 were admitted to hospital each day. This figure that only includes those admitted to hospital specifically due to the ill-effects of COVID-19, is down 15% on the previous week.
There are currently 1,314 people with COVID-19 in the country’s hospitals. This figure that includes patients initially admitted for treatment on other ailments that then tested positive for coronavirus, is 13% down on a week ago. Of those hospitalised 100 COVID-19 patients are on intensive care wards. This is down 18% on a week ago.
During the week from 7 to 13 August an average of 10 people with COVID-19 died each day. This is the same as during the previous week. Since the onset of the pandemic in Belgium in March 2020 32,410 people with COVID-19 have died here.