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The number of new infections increases by 32%

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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The number of new infections during the period from 7 to 13 July increased by 32% compared to the previous week (30/06 to 06/07). The increase is observed in most provinces, particularly those provinces with large cities. The situation in provinces where the number of new infections is increasing is as follows:

  • Antwerp: 226 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 142 the week before.
  • Liège: 48 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 22 the previous week
  • Limburg: 85 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 40 the previous week
  • Walloon Brabant: 17 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 12 the previous week
  • Luxembourg: 21 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 12 the previous week
  • Flemish Brabant: 50 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 39 the previous week
  • West Flanders: 130 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 86 the previous week
  • East Flanders: 53 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 50 the previous week
  • Namur: 8 new cases from 7/07 to 13/07 compared to 7 the previous week

At the national level, there has been a steady increase in the number of new cases diagnosed in the last two weeks. The increase can be seen across all age groups.

The downward trend in the number of hospitalizations appears to have stopped while the number of deaths continues to decline.

At this point, it is important to continue to maintain measures to slow the increase.

See the complete daily report of the epidemiological situation of COVID-19.

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.

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: