Coronavirus in Belgium: less than 1,300 contaminations and a dozen deaths on average per day

Between June 3 and 9, there were an average of 64.4 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, a decrease of 20% from the previous reporting period. In total, 852 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19, including 309 patients treated in intensive care, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated on Wednesday morning.

Between May 31 and June 6, 1,286 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, down 25% compared to the previous week.

Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, 1,073,358 infections have been diagnosed. Over the same period, an average of 12.3 people died per day as a result of the virus, bringing the toll to 25,061 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium. Nearly 44,400 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 3.4%. The incidence, which indicates the average number of new daily cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 182.8 over 14 days. The virus’s reproduction rate is 0.85. When it is less than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic tends to slow down.

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