As per the figures issued by the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Tuesday morning, a total of cases of the new COVID-19 infection has been reported as 9,953 has been identified on a daily basis in between 12 to 18 March, a 25 percent rise has been noticed in the last seven days.
Along with this, the Omicron variant BA.2 accounts for around 81.1 percent of all of the cases, while the Delta variant has completely disappeared in the nation.
The maximum number of PCR tests taken on per day in a similar period has been dropped by 8 percent to 37,622.9. Moreover, the people who have received the positive tests have been reached 28.4 percent. Around three out of ten tests have been mentioned as a positive result.
Afterwards, the increase in the cases of the number of COVID-19 deaths seems to be declining again. During a similar week, an average number of 16.7 individuals affected by the COVID-19 infection has faced death on a per-day basis.
The maximum number of deaths in Belgium since the be beginning of the pandemic has recorded as 30,575.
Moreover, the data that has been shared includes the individuals who faced death because of the people that have been infected, meaning they are an overestimate of the deaths caused by the infection.
Furthermore, with the COVID-19 figures increasing sharply following Belgium’s lifting of most rules and regulations, infections disease expert and chair of the GEMS expert group Erike Vlieghe has alerted that caution remains advised. “Especially, the number of cases among people over 65 is increasing. That worries us.”