Belgium: COVID-19 cases facing upward trend once again after six weeks, says officials

In Belgium, the cases of the COVID-19 infection is showing an upward trend once again, after six weeks of fall in the figures.

As per the information provided by the Sciensano Public Health Institute, on Friday, an average of 6,930 of the new COVID-19 infected people was discovered per day, from 1 to 7 March. There has been a 15 percent rise in the last seven days. Moreover, over the previous six weeks, the figures were decreasing rapidly, and suddenly the increase has been noticed.

Along with this, the new variant of the COVID-19 Omicron (BA.2) accounts for 59.1 per cent of all cases. Currently, the cases of the Omicron variant has been reported as 40.9 percent, while the Delta variant has completely disappeared in the nation.

The average number of the PCR test that has been taken on per day in the same period has been decreased by 11 percent to 32,939,7. The positivity rate does not sit at 22.4 percent, which means that almost one in four tests has a positive result.

The Experts had mentioned that there is no reason to worry yet as well as further added that this evolution was expected due to the relaxation of the measures in February when the nation issued a code orange in the Coronavirus Barometer at the beginning of this current week when it switched to code yellow.

On the other hand, the Virologist Marc Van Ranst predicted that the cases of the infection will rise again, but welcomed the fact that the maximum number of deaths is still decreasing as well as “the number of people in intensive care is now even below 200.”

During the same week, an average of 16.7 of the COVID-19 infected has faced the casualty on a per-day basis, and it has been reduced by 25 percent from the previous week.

Furthermore, Since the pandemic has started, Belgium has noticed around 30,380 total deaths.

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