The number of contaminations to Covid-19 in Belgium continues to decline. On average, from November 7 to 13, there were 4,911 daily contaminations, a drop of 41% compared to the previous 7 days, according to the latest figures from the Institute of Public Health Sciensano released on Tuesday. This represents an incidence over one week of 299.1 positive cases per 100,000 inhabitants (against 508.2 per 100,000 inhabitants seven days previously). In absolute numbers, it is still Hainaut which has the most contaminations per day, with 876 per day.
The number of hospital admissions due to Covid-19 continues to decrease, by -23%, and now stands at 440.7 per day on average (between November 10 and November 16). The number of people hospitalized is 6,580 (+ 1%), including 1,408 patients treated in intensive care. 889 patients required respiratory support and 90 required extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO). According to Sciensano figures, 1,178 patient transfers between hospitals have also been recorded since October 1, including 17 on Sunday.
Since the start of the pandemic, 38,853 people have been admitted to hospital due to a Covid-19 pathology and 14,616 people have died from it. From November 7 to 13, 189 people died on average each day (+ 1% compared to the previous seven-day period).
Belgium has totaled 537,871 positive cases since March.
The numbers in your municipality
In the infographics below, you can find the number of cases identified in your town since the start of the epidemic, as well as since October 19, i.e. the closure of the hospitality industry and the establishment of a curfew. .