Between February 22 and 28, there were an average of 149.7 hospital admissions per day, a 25% increase from the previous reporting period. In total, 1,898 people are hospitalized due to Covid-19, including 408 patients (+ 3%) treated in intensive care, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Monday morning. The positivity rate is now 6.8%.
Between February 19 and 25, 2,407.6 new infections were detected on average per day, up 19% from the previous week.
Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, 771,511 cases of coronavirus have been diagnosed.
Still between February 19 and 25, an average of 39,800 tests were carried out each day (+ 4%). The positivity rate, ie the proportion of positive tests compared to all the screenings carried out, reached 6.8%, as the day before.
Over the same period, 24.1 people died on average per day from the virus (-36%), bringing the toll to 22,077 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.
The reproduction rate (Rt) of the coronavirus is set at 1.17. When it is greater than 1, it means that the transmission of the virus is progressing.
In the meantime, 493,548 people have received a first injection of the vaccine, equivalent to 5.4% of the total population. A second dose was administered to 306,482 people, or 3.3% of the population.
In the map and table below, you can find the number of new cases identified in your town, as well as the total number of cases since the start of the epidemic.
In the table below, you can find the incidence in your municipality. This is the total of new contaminations in the last two weeks per 100,000 inhabitants. The higher this figure, the more problematic the situation … Note that with this incidence, the highest alarm threshold determined by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is set at 240. In Belgium , the current goal is for each municipality to have an incidence below 100.
We note that, in several Walloon municipalities, the situation is worrying!