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The trends of recent days persist

On Saturday 9 May, 485 new cases were reported. Of these, 301 live in Flanders, 144 in Wallonia and 35 in Brussels. We have no information on the residence of the other 5 cases. This brings the total number of confirmed infected people to 53 081.
The rest of the situation is as follows:

  • The total number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms now stands at 2 222. There have been 83 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

  • There are a total of 476 patients in intensive care, which is a further decrease of 26 patients in the past 24 hours.

  • 13 642 have been discharged from hospital and declared cured since 15 March, which is an increase of 231 in the past 24 hours.

  • A total of 8 656 deaths were reported, which is an increase of 75 in the past 24 hours. Of those 75 people, 36 died in hospital and 38 in a residential care centre. In the latter group, 71% were confirmed by a COVID test.

  • Of the total of 8 656 people, 48% died in hospital, 51% in a residential care centre, 0.3% at home and 0.4% elsewhere. The hospital deaths are all confirmed cases. The deaths in residential care centres were both confirmed (21%) and suspected (79%) cases.

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The number of people confirmed infected in Belgium is still increasing. The number of new hospital admissions is continuing to stabilise, but remains fairly high. 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. Please find the daily (inter)national situation report with the latest updates on the COVID-19 outbreak here.