Between January 3 and 9, 22,189 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, an 88% increase compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute. updated Thursday at the end of the morning.[display-posts orderby="rand"]
In absolute figures, over the past period, it is Flanders which has the highest number of confirmed cases (82,013 cases, i.e. 53% of new infections), followed by Wallonia (44,512, 29%) and Brussels (26,039, 17%).
Nearly three out of ten tests are now positive: some 86,500 screenings were carried out daily for a positivity rate of 27.1%. The proportionally most infected age group is that of 10 to 19 years old, with 37.6% of tests that came back positive against 11.2% for those over 65, the least affected population.
During this period, nearly 19 people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (-20%), bringing the toll to 28,566 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium. Despite the high positivity rate among young people, no deaths were recorded for the 0 to 24 age group during the period studied.
Between January 6 and January 12, there were an average of 182 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 7% from the previous reporting period. In total, 2,022 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19 (+ 7%), including 423 patients treated in intensive care (-10%). It is in Walloon Brabant and Brussels that the occupancy rate of intensive care beds for Covid patients is the highest with 35% and 30% respectively against 21% nationwide.
The virus’s reproduction rate is 1.04. 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 2,064 over 14 days.
Since the start of the pandemic in Belgium, more than 2.3 million coronavirus infections have been diagnosed.
Finally, 88.3% of adults in Belgium have received two doses of the vaccine and 58.3% have already received a booster dose. However, there are significant disparities between the regions of the country: in Brussels, barely 33.8% of people over 18 received their booster compared to 65.6% in Flanders and 52.2% in Wallonia. Among young people aged 12 to 17, 77.2% have completed their vaccination course. Here too, Brussels lags behind other regions, with only 45.9% of young people
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.
Evolution since September 1
In these latest graphs, you will find the evolution of the figures in your municipality since September 1, 2021.