ADuring the last reference week, ending Monday April 11, 8,585 coronavirus contaminations were recorded each day, a decrease of 11% compared to the previous period, according to the latest data from the public health institute. Sciensano, published Friday. Since March 2020, Belgium has recorded a total of 4 million contaminations.
The number of hospital admissions continues to increase, reaching an average of 222.7 patients per day (+3%). Currently, 3,148 patients with covid-19 are hospitalized. This represents a 2% increase on a weekly basis. The increase also concerns intensive care (+5%), with 183 patients.
An average of 23.6 people died from coronavirus each day last week (-1%), for a total of 31,200 deaths since the start of the pandemic.
The number of tests was also lower last week than during the previous reference period: -20% for an average of 30,400 per day, of which 31.1% turned out to be positive.
The total number of coronavirus contaminations in the world has reached the milestone of 500 million, according to a communication from the World Health Organization (WHO) on Thursday evening.