Due to the declining trend in the spread of the virus in recent weeks, our reporting is also evolving. From now on, the focus will be on the trend development and no longer on the numbers for each day as before. This means that the development of the epidemic can be assessed more objectively, regardless of the fluctuations in the daily figures.
The numbers for a particular day are still available of course, but will be communicated in slightly modified form. They are assigned to the date on which they arose and no longer to the date on which they were reported to Sciensano.
On Sundays and Mondays we do not publish a separate report on the epidemiological development. However, surveillance of new cases of infection is carried out 7 days a week and the alert system for the regional health services also remains permanently active.
You can follow the current situation about new cases of infection at any time:
These figures are updated daily at noon.
Specifically, we are adjusting our daily reporting as follows::
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.
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.
- 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);
- Hospital admissions and discharges from hospital;
- Deaths (by date of death and no longer by date reported to Sciensano).
The corresponding Open Data records can be downloaded from our website.
Dashboard and datasets are updated daily at 11.30 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:
- stay at home
- contact your doctor directly by telephone
- follow the recommendations on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.