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478 COVID-19 patients in intensive care

On Sunday 10 May, 368 new cases were reported. Of these, 199 live in Flanders, 131 in Wallonia and 36 in Brussels. We have no information on the residence of the other 2 cases. This brings the total number of confirmed infected people to 53 449.
The rest of the situation is as follows:

  • The total number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms now stands at 2 222. There have been 60 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

  • There are a total of 478 patients in intensive care, which is an increase of 2 patients in the past 24 hours.

  • 13 697 have been discharged from hospital and declared cured since 15 March, which is an increase of 55 in the past 24 hours.

  • A total of 8 707 deaths were reported, which is an increase of 62 in the past 24 hours. Of those 62 people, 35 died in hospital and 26 in a residential care centre. In the latter group, 73% were confirmed by a COVID test.

  • Of the total of 8 707 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 (21%) and suspected (79%) cases.

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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:

  1. stay at home
  2. contact your doctor directly by telephone
  3. 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.