Coronavirus in Belgium – Review of the day: here are the figures

Between May 30 and June 6, 1,286 new contaminations for Sars-CoV-2 were detected on average per day, in 25% drop compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Thursday morning.

These figures are delivered around 6 am, they are likely to change during the day with the arrival of more complete data for the day yesterday and the days preceding.


The reproduction rate (Rt) is established at 0,85. When it is less than 1, the epidemic is considered to be decreasing. The Rt is the number of people that a person can infect. It is calculated on the basis of hospitalizations. An outbreak should continue if the Rt is greater than ‘1’ and decrease if the Rt is less than ‘1’.


44.400 tests on average were also performed each day (+ 2%), for a positivity rate of 3.4% (-1,2%).


The pace of vaccination has recently accelerated. 5,274,460 people received a first injection of a SARS-Cov-2 vaccine in Belgium, or 57.2% of the adult population. Among them, 2,671,251 received a second dose and thus benefit from complete vaccine protection, ie 29% of the adult population.


New hospitalizations: 64.4 per day between June 2 and 9 (-20%).

Exits: 93.9 on average over the last 7 days (-23%)

Total: 852 beds are occupied in the hospital by Covid-19 patients (-24%), including 309 in intensive care (-18%).


Between May 30 and June 6, 12.3 people died per day on average from the virus.


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