COVID-19 caseload in Belgium continues to spike again: Reports

Europe: The recent figures by the Sciensano Institute of Public Health on Friday morning confirmed that COVID-19 cases are on the rise in Belgium.

Two thousand four hundred thirty-two new COVID-19 infections were detected on average every day between 07 and 14 June, representing an increase of 79 percent compared to the previous week.

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Moreover, during the same period, an average of 11,234 tests were carried out daily, up 11 percent from the last week. 21.7 percent came back positive, an increase of 6.4% on the previous week.

The reproduction rate of COVID-19 now stands at 1.12. When above one, this means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.

The average number of hospital admissions between 10 and 17 June was 66.3 per day. This is a 20 percent increase compared to the previous week.

Eight hundred ninety-eight patients are currently hospitalised due to COVID-19, with 47 of them being treated in intensive care.

Between 07 and 14 June, an average of 5.6 people died from the virus per day, meaning that since its outbreak, a total of 31,856 people have died from COVID-19.

However, this figure includes people who died of another cause of death but who happened to be infected.

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