The number of infections with the corona virus in our country continues to increase sharply. The number of hospital admissions and deaths is also increasing. This is apparent from the preliminary figures of health institute Sciensano on Tuesday.
Between November 13 and 19, an average of 15,448 people were affected every day infected with the virus, an increase of 54 percent. On Monday, November 15, more than 20,000 infections were registered (20,775). That is the second highest daily figure across all corona waves: only on October 27, 2020 there were more new cases (22,221).
In the week of November 13 to 19, more than 103,700 tests were taken daily, 30 percent more than the week before. The positiviteitsratio amounts to 15.4 percent. The reproduction number does drop slightly to 1.12, but is still above 1, meaning the epidemic is growing in strength.
Between 16 and 22 November, 280 people were also killed every day hospitalized, an increase of 19 percent. In total there are now 3,289 patients in hospital (+24 percent), of whom 654 require intensive care (+21 percent).
Also the number deaths continues to increase. Between November 13 and 19, an average of 34 people died from the effects of Covid-19 every day, 20 percent more than a week earlier. In total, there are already more than 26,700 corona deaths in Belgium.