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Again fewer hospitals, but still 892 patients …

Again fewer hospitals, but still 892 patients …

The number of hospital admissions in our country is declining. There are currently 2,858 patients infected with the virus in hospital, of whom 892 are in intensive care. In addition, the number of daily deaths increased by 5.8 percent, and the number of injuries increased, albeit slightly by 1 percent.

The number of hospitalizations after infection with the Coronavirus continues to decrease. An average of 210.4 Corona patients were admitted per day between April 21 and 27. That’s 11 percent less than the previous period, according to preliminary figures released by the Sciensano Health Institute on Wednesday morning.

In total, 2,858 patients (-8 percent) are now treated in Belgian hospitals. There are 892 (-4 percent) infected with Covid-19 in the ICU.

An average of 39 people died a day from illness between April 18 and 24, a 5.8 percent increase over the previous seven-day period. In total, the Coronavirus has already killed 24,104 people.

Each day between April 18 and 24, an average of 3,502 people tested positive for covid-19. This is a slight increase of 1 percent compared to the previous period. About 44,000 tests were performed daily. Meanwhile, the positivity rate continued to decline cautiously, to 8.9 percent.

The reproduction rate is 0.90. A number less than 1 indicates that the epidemic is slowing down.

In our country, 2748,282 people, or 23.9 percent of the total population, have already received the first shot of the Corona vaccine. 754,153 of them also received a second injection, representing 6.6% of the total population.

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For more numbers, please visit the Sciensano dashboard.