The consolidated figures of the Sciensano table
Note: these figures are taken from updated data published by Sciensano in open data and put in table form here.
Cases detected¹ : between 19/12 and 25/12, 6199 new coronavirus infections were detected on average every day. This is a decrease of 25% compared to the previous week.
Testing : between 19/12 and 25/12, an average of 64,419 tests were performed daily, a total down 13% from the previous week.
Admissions : they amount on average to 135 between 12/22 and 12/28. This is a decrease of 22% compared to the previous week.
Hospitalized people² : 1903 patients are currently hospitalized in connection with Covid-19, including 581 patients treated in care is intensifying.
Positivity rate³ : based on the results of the tests obtained between 19/12 and 25/12, it is 11%, down 1.8% from last week.
Reproduction rate : calculated on the basis of changes in admissions, the Rt of the coronavirus today stands at 0.84. When it is greater than 1, it means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.
Death : between 19/12 and 25/12, 33.4 people died on average from the virus. Since the start of the epidemic, 28,250 people have died from the coronavirus.
¹ The cases detected are the number of patients for a positive test to confirm the presence of the virus. The date that is considered is the date of the diagnosis, not the test result. Data is considered consolidated after 4 days. The number of cases may depend in part on the testing strategy: if we test more systematically, we also detect more cases.
² Hospitalized patients include patients who have already been hospitalized for another reason and who have tested positive.
³ The positivity rate is the number of tests compared to the number of positive tests carried out. The same person can be tested several times. It also depends on the testing strategy: if we do not test enough, the positivity rate will be higher.