According to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Wednesday, January 13th, the average new daily infections in Belgium has risen by 30%. An average of 2,070 new people are testing positive every day. The number has gone up by 30% compared to the previous week.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 667,322 have been confirmed in Belgium. This number also includes both recovered patients as well as those deceased.
During the past two weeks, 222.7 infections have been confirmed. From 3 to 9 January, an average number of 50 deaths occurred per day, marking a decrease compared to the week before.
The following week — between the 6th and 12th of January — more than 120 patients were admitted to the hospital, which represented 6% fewer than the previous week. 1,960 patients are currently in the hospital, which represent 60 fewer than yesterday, January 12th. Of all patients, 356 are in the intensive care unit, while 197 patients are with ventilator assistance.
Since the beginning of this pandemic, a total of 7,363,913 tests have been carried out. An average of 41,260 tests were taken per day over the past week, of which 5.4% came out positive.