Between August 28 and August 3, there were an average of 38.4 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 29% compared to the previous reference period, according to the epidemiological report. from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Wednesday at dawn. In total, 367 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19 (+ 19%), including 93 patients treated in intensive care (-1%).
Between July 25 and July 31, 1,562 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, up 5% compared to the previous week
Over the same period, 3 people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (+ 50%), bringing the toll to 25,251 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.
Nearly 54,200 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 3.2%.
The virus’s reproduction rate, based on the number of hospitalizations, is 1.17. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic is tending to accelerate. The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 185.6 over 14 days.