The number of hospital admissions due to Covid-19 also continues to decline, by -34%, and now stands at 316.4 per day on average.
Lhe total number of people hospitalized for the coronavirus continues to decline and now stands at 5,017, down 7% for the period from November 15 to 21, including 1,201 patients treated in intensive care (-4% over the same period ), according to provisional figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute released on Sunday.
The number of hospital admissions due to Covid-19 also continues to decrease, by -34%, and now stands at 316.4 per day on average (between November 15 and November 21).
The number of Covid-19 contaminations in Belgium was 4,165.6 daily cases on average, over the reference period from November 12 to 18, a decrease of 21% compared to the previous seven days.
Since the start of the pandemic, 40,498 people have been admitted to hospital due to a Covid-19 pathology and 15,522 people have died from it. From November 12 to 18, 171.9 people died on average each day (-16.2% compared to the previous seven-day period).
The test positivity rate, i.e. the proportion of positive people out of all those tested, now reaches an average of 16.4% nationally, over the same reference period. In total, since the start of the epidemic in March, 556,904 people have tested positive for the coronavirus in Belgium.