The number of new infections continues to rise and the number of hospitalizations continues to increase. But fewer corona patients are still dying, according to preliminary figures from the Sciensano Health Institute. The number of patients in intensive care has fallen to 177, since August 25. It’s also nearly five times less than a week earlier.
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Between March 2 and 8, daily average 7.250 New infections were detected. This is 24 percent more than in the previous seven days.
when we get daily numbers If we look at it, we can already see that the number of new infections in six days last week higher It was the opposite day the previous week. Thus, the average number of new infections is higher than in the previous period.
Please note: In fact, the number of new infections is estimated to be three to five times the established numbers.
The average number of tests fell 4 percent to 33961 From 2 to 8 March. throughout the epidemic, 32.112.055 Tests have been performed.
The percentage of positivity was between March 2 and 8 23 percent. this 4.1 percent increase compared to the previous week. In the age groups 10-19 years and 20-39 years, there are relatively more confirmed infections. The Omikron BA.2 variant now accounts for 57.6 percent (+12 percent) of infections.
He. She reproduction number is 1.02. This is a 15 percent increase. A number above 1 means the epidemic is gaining momentum.
More corona patients are still ending up in hospitals. Between the 5th and the 11th of March it was roughly average 144.6 Admissions, up 9 percent from the previous week.
Currently there 1,933 People (-6 percent) infected with corona are in hospital, including 177 Need intensive care (-18 percent). This relatively low number of corona patients in intensive care is actually dated August 25 last year.
On average they still die every day 18.3 People affected by the coronavirus, down 14 percent compared to the previous period. Since the beginning of the epidemic, our country has been 30.408 People succumbed to the virus.
9.224.154 The Belgians have already received at least their first dose of the Corona vaccine. 9,101,883 Someone who has already been fully vaccinated, or 80 percent of the total population. 7,058,787 The Belgians have already received a booster dose of the Corona vaccine. This equates to 61.3% of the population.
In Flanders Dick 5667271 Someone who actually got the first shot, or 85.2 percent of the population. 5602368 The Flemish is fully vaccinated with 84.2%. In Flanders, already 4,647,796 Third shot people. This is 69.9 percent of the Flemish population.
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