The number of infections in Belgium now stands at 69,402, against 68,751 on Saturday. The number of new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants follows the same upward trend. For the period spanning two weeks, and until July 29 inclusive, 44.3 cases were identified (against 40.7 Saturday).
HOSPITALIZATIONS AND DEATHS
The number of hospital admissions is also increasing with an average from 25 per day (23 Saturday), up 84% compared to the previous week.
Sciensano also reports an average of 2.7 deaths per day. Since the start of the epidemic, 9,845 people have lost their lives as a result of Covid-19.
This Friday, during its usual press conference, the Institute of Public Health gave some advice. “Remember that contaminations can appear in gatherings when barrier measures are not maintained and we insist that you limit, despite the good weather, gatherings to ten people and that you maintain barrier measures. that you do to limit contact and every effort is important to protect others, especially for frail people and health personnel who must be able to provide care “, explained Frederique Jacobs, doctor and current spokesperson for the crisis center.
“I insist that if young people are less seriously ill, we report cases of severely ill patients also in young people, and we do not know the long-term effects of these diseases, even if they are not very symptomatic. We learn that lately a number of patients postpone their hospital or doctor’s appointments for fear of covid-19. This is not necessary, all measures are taken to avoid contamination and examinations and treatments can continue with peace of mind. Don’t delay your appointments. “