Belgium COVID cases drops; only 2,000 patients hospitalized

Belgium, Europe: The nation reports more than 2,000 of the Covid-19 infected people in the hospital. All of the COVID-19 indicators continue to drop steadily, as per the figures published by the Sciensano Health Institute on Friday.

An average of 4,483 new daily COVID-19 infections were recorded between 26 April to 2 May, and there was a 31 percent decrease from the last week. The positivity rate now sits at 26.2 percent, which means that it is just more than one out of four tests that have a positive result.

Moreover, the highly transmissible Omicron variant, which is Omicron BA.2, which now accounts for 95.2 percent of all cases.

At the time of the same week, an average of 16.6 individuals who have been suffering from the COVID-19 infection died on a daily basis, which is now decreased by 9 percent from the previous week.

The maximum number of deaths in Belgium from the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 31,552.

Along with this, this figure also includes the people who have died of another cause but happened to be also infected, which means there may be an overestimation of the COVID-19 deaths which has been caused by the infection.

In the current situation in the health care centre, an average of 134 patients affected by the COVID virus were hospitalized on every basis, and it has been reduced by 16 percent from the last seven days between 29 April to 5 May.

The number which has been shared reflects how many people are hospitalized directly due to the infection, not the individuals that have been admitted with another condition as well as then tested positive for COVID.

Furthermore, on Thursday, a maximum total of 2,016 people were in the hospitals in Belgium, which was 17 percent less than the previous week.

Meanwhile, the number of people being treated in intensive care sits at 122, which decreased by 11.

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