more than 15,000 infections per day on average and more than 3,000 patients in hospital

Between November 13 and 19, 15,448 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, up 54% compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute. day Tuesday morning.

Between November 16 and 22, there were an average of 280 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 19% compared to the previous reference period In total, 3,289 people are still hospitalized in due to Covid-19, including 654 patients treated in intensive care.

Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, more than 1.6 million cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed.

An average of almost 34 deaths per day

Over the period studied from November 13 to 19, 33.7 people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (+ 20%), bringing the toll to 26,669 deaths since the start of the health crisis in Belgium.

Almost 103,700 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 15.4%.

The virus reproduction rate is 1.12. 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 1,547 over 14 days.

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