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The trend in the number of patients in intensive care units is going down by 5% per day

On Friday 22 May, 299 new cases were reported. Of these, 213 live in Flanders, 66 in Wallonia and 20 in Brussels. This brings the total number of confirmed infected people to 56 810.

The rest of the situation is as follows:

  • A total of 1 388 patients have been admitted to hospital. Over the past 24 hours, there have been 34 new admissions.
  • There are a total of 259 patients in intensive care, which is a decrease of 9 patients in the past 24 hours.
  • 15 155 patients have been discharged from hospital and declared cured since 15 March, which is an increase of 32 in the past 24 hours.
  • A total of 9 237 deaths have been reported, which is an increase of 25 in the past 24 hours. Of those 25 people, 15 died in hospital and 10 in a residential care centre. In the latter group, 90% were confirmed by a COVID test.
  • Of the total of 9 237 people, 48% died in hospital, 51% in a residential care centre, 0.2% at home and 0.5% elsewhere. The hospital deaths are all confirmed cases. The deaths in residential care centres were both confirmed (24%) and suspected (76%) cases.

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New infections continue to be diagnosed in our territory, but the trends are going downwards. 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.

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