The average number of coronavirus infections rose to 535.4 per day between July 26 and August 1, according to Sciensano. This represents an increase of 58% over the previous week. The number of infections in Belgium now stands at 70,648, against 70,314 on Tuesday.
The name of new cases of Covid-19 per 100,000 inhabitants continues the same upward trend. For the period spanning two weeks, and until August 1 inclusive, 53.2 cases were identified (against 51.2 on Tuesday), i.e. an increase of 200% week to week.
The number of hospital admissions is now 22.7 per day (22 Tuesday), an increase of 27% compared to the previous week.
Sciensano also reports an average of 2.4 deaths per day. Since the start of the epidemic, 9,852 people have lost their lives as a result of Covid-19.
The reproduction rate of the virus, on the other hand, passed again, this Tuesday, under the 1 bar, to 0,99. This means that a person carrying the virus will infect 0.99 another person. The difference is symbolic, of course, but the drop in this rate, which has been moving just above 1 for several days, in the current context of propagation, is a good signal. This is the reason for the establishment of reduced social bubble system to five people: less contact, less contamination …