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..
The number of new infections during the period 17-23 July increased by 71% compared to the previous week (10/07 to 16/07).
47% of the new infections last week occurred in the province of Antwerp. The number of infections is also increasing considerably in the rest of the country. This increase is therefore perceived in almost all provinces and concerns all age groups for Belgium. On average, at national level, 278.9 new cases are diagnosed per day during the last week.
On average, 17.4 people per day were admitted to hospital with a COVID-19 infection last week. This is a 30% increase over the previous week. In total, there are currently 211 people in hospital. That’s a 26% increase from last week. Of those 211 patients, 47 are in intensive care, which is an increase of 52%.
On average, 2 people die every day with COVID-19.
The rapid increase in the number of cases is worrisome. The number of hospitalized patients is still limited, but the number is also increasing.
Figures are constantly being updated. Figures for the same period, from different editions of the daily report, may therefore differ slightly.
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);
- 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 09.00 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:
- stay at home
- contact your doctor directly by telephone
- follow the recommendations on the website https://www.info-coronavirus.be/en/.