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The number of infections has increased again

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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For the third consecutive day, the number of new infections increased slightly: in the period from 3 to 9 July, there was an average of 90 cases per day compared to 88 the previous week. The increase occurred mainly in the province of Antwerp, Brussels and southern West Flanders.

Do your part to prevent the epidemic from spreading: wash your hands regularly and 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 preferably see them outside. If you are ill, stay 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: