Infections show recent first increase in people in their twenties and in Brussels: these are the most corona figures
Between December 18 and 24, an average of 6,471 infections were used daily, a decrease of a quarter compared to a week earlier. The reproductive rate is 0.81, which means that the epidemic is still weakening. In total, 2.1 million people have been tested with Covid-19 since the start of the pandemic.
When we look at the daily figures for the same period, we see fewer infections on every day of the week than on the same day a week earlier.
During the same period, an average of 69,300 were tested, a decrease of 8 percent. The positivity ratio is 10.8 percent.
The omikron variant now accounts for 60 percent of infections in Belgium, which is expected to lead to a sharp increase in infections. When we break down the infection rate by age group, a first, for the time being still very mild, can be seen: there are now 3 percent more infections among people in their twenties than a week ago. The largest decreases are still among young children and teenagers, caused by the closure of education, and among the sixties and seventies. The recent rollout of the booster campaign in those age groups may play a role.
Also regionally split, it is striking that all provinces still record decreasing infection figures, except Brussels, where 3.5 percent more infections have been recorded than a week ago. The decrease in the other provinces of Flemish and Walloon Brabant is also:
The number of hospital admissions continues everywhere. Between December 21 and 27, an average of nearly 136 people were hospitalized daily, a 29 percent decrease.
There are currently 1,959 people in hospital (-26 percent), of whom 613 require intensive care (-16 percent).
On average, 36 people are still affected by COVID-19 every day, a decrease of 8 percent compared to a week earlier. In total, 28,200 people have already died from a corona infection in our country.
In the meantime, more than 4 million Belgians have already received a booster shot, which is 35 percent of the entire population.
In Flanders, 2.6 million people have been vaccinated with a booster shot, representing 39 percent of the population. In Wallonia, 32.4 percent is boosted, in Brussels 20.4 percent.