On average 1,620.4 new cases of coronavirus were detected every day between December 28 and January 3, a decline of 10% compared to the previous calculation period, according to data from the Institute of Public Health Sciensano communicated this Thursday, January 7, 2021. The positivity rate over this period was stable, at 7.1%.
Belgian hospitals admitted an average of 130.3 patients with Covid-19 each day between December 31 and January 6 (-16%). There are currently 2,077 patients treated for the coronavirus (-3%) including 405 in intensive care.
On average, the Covid-19 killed 64.7 people daily in our country between December 28 and January 3, a decline of 14.5%.
Between December 21 and January 3, the majority of reported contaminations concerned people over 80 years old, and even more people over 90 years old.
Over this same period, the incidence was 208 infections per 100,000 inhabitants on average in Belgium. The incidence rate was above average in West Flanders (270 / 100,000), East Flanders (246), Province of Luxembourg (239), Limburg (218) and Antwerp (215). The lowest incidence rates in the Kingdom were calculated in Flemish Brabant (147), Brussels (156) and Liège (168).
Over the last seven-day period, from 12/31 to 01/06, the reproduction rate (Rt) of the virus was still less than 1 on average in Belgium. Only the provinces of Walloon Brabant, Liège and the Brussels Region had a slightly higher Rt, of 1.17, 1.03 and 1.13 respectively.
Since the start of the pandemic, 19,883 people have died in Belgium after testing positive for the virus, which has infected at least 655,732 people.
The epidemiological situation by municipality
In the infographics below, you can find the number of cases reported in your town yesterday, since the start of the epidemic and since September 1 (start of the 2nd wave).
Also find the table with the incidence in your municipality. This is the total of new contaminations during the last two weeks per 100,000 inhabitants. The higher this figure, the more problematic the situation … Note that with this incidence, the highest alarm threshold determined by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is set at 240.