Numbers of the day
A total of 656 Covid patients are currently occupying an intensive care bed, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated on Wednesday morning. Compared to last week, this is an increase of 18% and the highest figure since May 12.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
Between November 17 and 23, there were an average of 290 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 22% from the previous reporting period. In total, 33% of the 1,992 beds available in intensive care are currently occupied by Covid patients. The occupancy rate is highest in the province of Luxembourg (40%), followed by the province of Liège (38%), Limburg and East Flanders (37%) and Walloon Brabant and West Flanders (35%).
Between November 14 and 20, 15,890 new Sars-CoV-2 infections were detected on average per day, up 54% from the previous week. Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, more than 1.6 million cases of coronavirus infection have been diagnosed (1,635,675).
Over the period studied from November 14 to 20, 36 people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (+ 37%), bringing the toll to 26,705 deaths since the start of the health crisis in Belgium.
Nearly 107,000 tests on average were also performed daily (+ 32%), for a positivity rate of 15.6% (+ 2%). The provinces of Limburg (18.8%), West Flanders (17.7%) and East Flanders (17.1%) recorded the highest percentages of positive tests. For Wallonia, this figure is highest in the provinces of Liège (16.7%), Luxembourg (15.9%) and Namur (15.0%).
The virus’s reproduction rate is 1.13. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic is tending to accelerate. The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 1,591 over 14 days.
As of 22 November, a total of 1,090,889 additional or booster doses have been administered to certain vulnerable groups.
The situation in your municipality
In the infographics below, you can find the number of cases reported in your town yesterday and since the start of the epidemic. The map represents the number of Covid-19 cases per municipality over the last 7 days.
Also find the table and the map of the incidence in your town. This is the total of new contaminations over the past two weeks per 100,000 inhabitants. The higher this figure, the more problematic the situation …
Note that with this incidence, the highest alarm threshold determined by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is set at 240. In Belgium, the objective is for the incidence threshold to be less than 100.
Finally, here is the table showing the number of people vaccinated in your municipality, according to the last update available.
Evolution since September 1
In these last graphs, you will find the evolution of the figures in your municipality since September 1, 2021.