Belgium, Europe: The maximum number of the new cases of the COVID-19 reported in Belgium has been decreased by 5,000 per day. All other indicators also show a downward trend, as per the figures published by the Sciensano Health Institute on Tuesday.
An average of 4,785 new daily COVID-19 infections were identified between 23 to 29 April there. It a 20 per cent has been reduced from the previous seven days.
Moreover, the positivity rate now sits at 27.3 per cent, which means just over one out of four tests have a positive result.
The highly contagious Omicron variant, Omicron BA.2, now accounts for 94.8 per cent of all cases.
During a similar week, an average of 15.1 patients suffering from COVID-19 died on a daily basis, which has decreased by 23 per cent from the previous week. The total number of deaths in Belgium from the start of the pandemic amounts to 31,494.
Along with this, during the same week, an average of 15.1 patients suffering from COVID-19 died on a daily basis, it has been reduced by 23 per cent from the previous week.
The total number of deaths in Belgium since the pandemic amounts to 31,494.
In addition, this figure also includes people who have died of another reason of death but who happened to be infected, indicating there may be an overestimate of COVID-19 deaths caused by the virus.
An average of 137.9 patients suffering from the COVID-19 were admitted to the health care center each day, with a 22 per cent decrease from the previous seven days.
Meanwhile, this number reflects how the majority of the people are admitted to the health care center directly because of the virus, not those who are admitted with another condition.
This number shows the number of people who are hospitalized directly due to the virus, not those admitted with another condition and then test positive for Covid-19.
On Monday, a total of 2,227 people were in Belgian hospitals due to an infection, 200 fewer than last Friday. Meanwhile, the number of people being diagnosed in intensive care sits at 133 (-13).