On Friday 8 May, 585 new cases were reported. Of these, 407 live in Flanders, 129 in Wallonia and 45 in Brussels. We have no information on the residence of the other 4 cases. This brings the total number of confirmed infected people to 52 596.
The rest of the situation is as follows:
The total number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms now stands at 2 381. There have been 76 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.
There are a total of 502 patients in intensive care, which is a further decrease of 6 patients in the past 24 hours.
13 411 have been discharged from hospital and declared cured since 15 March, which is an increase of 210 in the past 24 hours.
A total of 8 581 deaths were reported, which is an increase of 76 in the past 24 hours. Of those 76 people, 37 died in hospital and 39 in a residential care centre. In the latter group, 69% were confirmed by a COVID test.
Of the total of 8 581 people, 48% died in hospital, 51% in a residential care centre, 0.3% at home and 0.4% elsewhere. The hospital deaths are all confirmed cases. The deaths in residential care centres were both confirmed (20%) and suspected (80%) cases.
The number of people confirmed infected in Belgium is still increasing. The number of new hospital admissions is continuing to stabilise, but remains fairly high. So please persevere and follow the general measures, take good care of yourself and of others.
If you are ill (fever, coughing, respiratory problems, etc.), then please follow the advice of the FPS Public Health and:
- stay at home
- contact your doctor directly by telephone
- follow the recommendations on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.
This way, everyone will help to slow the progress of the pandemic and protect the most vulnerable among us. Please find the daily (inter)national situation report with the latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak here.