Belgium – Number of Covid patients in hospital falls below 500


The number of patients currently in hospital due to coronavirus infections in Belgium has dropped to its lowest point since September last year, according to the latest figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute published on Sunday morning.

Earlier in May, the Consultative Committee was looking for the number of beds in intensive care occupied by Covid patients to fall below 500, to allow further relaxation of measures to take place. That threshold has now also been passed by hospital cases all together.

Between 10 and 16 June, an average of 542.3 new coronavirus infections were detected per day, down by 45% compared to the previous week. This number this week dropped below 700 for the first time in months, and keep on falling.

Meanwhile, the daily average of testing over the past week decreased by 7% (an average of 38,792.4 tests were carried out) with a positivity rate of 1.9% (down by 1%).