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A slight increase in new cases

Due to a technical problem, Sciensano’s electronic dashboard of numbers was not updated last night. Below you will find today’s figures.

The development of the epidemic is monitored by using a 7-day average and in comparison to the infection events of the previous week. This method enables us to clearly show the respective trends, regardless of the fluctuations in the daily figures..

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There is a slight increase in new infections in the period 2-8 July compared to the previous week. The increase occurred mainly in the province of Antwerp and Brussels.

Apply the basic principles to protect yourself and your family so that the epidemic cannot get any bigger: wash your hands regularly, keep 1.5 meters away from other people, wear a mask if it is not possible to keep the minimum distance or in places where it is required, see a maximum of 15 different people per week and see them preferably outside. If you are ill, stay at home and call your doctor.

CURRENT LOCAL INFECTION SITUATION

To track the infection at a local level, visit our website, which shows the situation in each municipality. It contains data on the incidence of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 per municipality based on 3 indicators:

  • 7-day cumulative incidence (number of new infections in the last 7 days divided by the population of the specific municipality, multiplied by 100,000);
  • Number of consecutive days on which at least one new infection was reported;
  • Number of days on which there is an increase in new infections compared to the previous day, over a period of 7 days.

2. Daily figures

The daily figures are available online via the Sciensano COVID-19 dashboard.

  • New infections (according to diagnosis date and no longer according to the date of notification to Sciensano as before);

The corresponding Open Data records can be downloaded from our website.

Dashboard and datasets are updated daily at 04.00 am.

The number of new infections is also updated at the weekend. The two longer-term indicators, hospital admissions and deaths, are only updated during the week.

The virus has not disappeared from Belgian territory. Keep on following the tips to protect yourself and your family.

If you are ill (fever, coughing, respiratory problems, etc.), then please follow the advice of the FPS Public Health and: