Vaccines: Over five million Belgians have had their first dose


Over five million people in Belgium have received at least a first dose of a vaccine against the Coronavirus (COVID-19), according to data published on Sunday on the website of the Sciensano public health institute.

Half of this number, about 27.1% of the adult population, also received a second dose.

Fewer than 1,000 persons infected with COVID-19 are still hospitalised in Belgium, a level lower than any other tally since early October. The exact number was 979 on Saturday, 19% lower than one week before.

The number of patients in intensive care also went down – by 25% – amounting to 336 on Saturday.