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

On average, 2,095 people were contaminated daily with Covid-19 between October 3 and 9 (+ 10%), according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute published on Wednesday.

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 0,98. 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’.


Near 44.500 tests on average were, moreover, carried out daily, for a positivity rate of 5,1 %.


87% of adults in Belgium have received at least one dose of the vaccine, while 86% are fully vaccinated


Total: 767 beds are occupied at the hospital by Covid-19 patients, including 200 in intensive care

New hospitalizations: 56 per day between October 5 and 11 (-6%)

Exits: 62.4 on average over the last 7 days


Between October 3 and October 9, 9.6 people died per day on average from the virus (+ 16%).


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