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Trends remain encouraging

On Tuesday 12 May, 202 new cases were reported. Of these, 150 live in Flanders, 31 in Wallonia and 19 in Brussels. We have no information on the residence of the other 2 cases. This brings the total number of confirmed infected people to 53 981.
The rest of the situation is as follows:

  • The total number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus symptoms now stands at 2 014. There have been 70 new hospital admissions in the last 24 hours.

  • There are a total of 420 patients in intensive care, which is a decrease of 45 patients in the past 24 hours.

  • 13 937 have been discharged from hospital and declared cured since 15 March, which is an increase of 205 in the past 24 hours.

  • A total of 8 843 deaths were reported, which is an increase of 82 in the past 24 hours. Of those 82 people, 29 died in hospital and 53 in a residential care centre. In the latter group, 79% were confirmed by a COVID test.

  • Of the total of 8 843 people, 48% died in hospital, 51% in a residential care centre, 0.2% at home and 0.4% elsewhere. The hospital deaths are all confirmed cases. The deaths in residential care centres were both confirmed (22%) and suspected (78%) 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.