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Coronavirus: almost 20% increase in hospital admissions per day

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EBetween March 25 and March 31, there were an average of 220.4 hospital admissions per day due to covid, an increase of 17% compared to the previous reference period, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Friday morning. A total of 2,979 coronavirus-positive people are currently hospitalized, including 172 patients treated in intensive care.

Between March 22 and 28, 11,183 new Sars-CoV-2 infections were detected on average per day, up 6% from the previous week.

Over the same period, 22.6 people died per day on average while they were carrying the virus (+14%), bringing the death toll to 30,826 since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.

Nearly 39,000 tests on average were also carried out daily, for a positivity rate of 31.2%.

The reproduction rate of the virus is 1.11. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic tends to accelerate. The incidence, which provides the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 1,322 over 14 days.

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