Between October 7 and 13, hospitalizations continued to increase, with an average of 152 daily admissions (+ 81%). There are now 1,621 patients hospitalized for Covid-19 in Belgian hospitals, of which 281 are in intensive care.
Between October 4 and October 10, the virus killed more than 18 people (+6.4) on average per day.
Since the start of the epidemic in Belgium, 173,240 people have tested positive for Covid-19 and 10,244 have died.
The test positivity rate, i.e. the proportion of positive people out of all those tested, has now reached 11.7% nationally.