COVID-19 caseload decreases in Belgium, says reports

The average number of cases of the variant of the COVID-19 infection has been decreased in Belgium. There are about 6,000 overall cases, while the number of new admissions in the hospitals continues to decline.

The new daily cases of the COVID-19 virus have been recorded as 5,894 between 16 to 22 April, and there is a 22 percent decrease in the people that are getting infected by the virus since the previous seven days, as per to the figures published by the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Tuesday.

Moreover, the average PCR test has also been decreased by 20 percent to 20,390.3. The positivity rate does not sit at 32.1 percent, which means that about one-third of all tests have a positive result.

The highly transmissible Omicron variant, the sub-variant of Omicron BA.2, now accounts for 97.2 percent of all of the cases. It has been increasing by 14 percent from Friday in the previous week.

Along with this, in the same week, an average of 18.7 COVID-19 patients has died on a per-day basis, which has been decreased by 20 percent from the last week. The maximum number of deaths in the nation from the beginning of the pandemic amounts to 31,382.

This figure also includes individual who has died of other health issue but who has happened to be infected; this means that they are overestimated the deaths that have been caused by the infection.

The situation in the health care center of Belgium, about 176 people that have been infected by novel Coronavirus, have been admitted to the hospitals every day between 19 to 25 April, and this has been decreased by 16 percent in the last seven days.

Furthermore, the figures that have been shared indicated that the majority of the individuals are in hospitals directly because of the virus, not those who are admitted with another condition, as well as then have been tested positive for the COVID-19 infection.

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