“The number of new infections during August 3-9 increased 13% from the previous week. On average, 601.4 people per day have tested positive for Covid-19. For several days, we have seen that this increase has stabilized and that exponential growth seems to be interrupted, ”said the Sciensano on Wednesday.
“However, this average hides important regional differences. The largest increases are observed in the province of West Flanders (65%) and in the Brussels Capital Region (54%). As for hospitals, last week’s average is 31 hospitalizations per day. The number of deaths with Covid-19 was 4 per day ”.
A National Security Council (CNS) will be held at the end of next week. “The numbers aren’t that bad, but the virus is circulating strong. This is especially the case in Antwerp and Brussels. Mortality and hospitalizations are under control ”, analyzes Yves Coppieters, epidemiologist doctor.
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