Belgium reports on Sunday that an average of 1,529 new positive corona tests were diagnosed daily in the past week. That’s an increase of 25 percent from a week earlier, reports Sciensano, the Belgian National Public Health Institute.
Our southern neighbors are currently hospitalized 626 COVID-19 patients. 120 of those patients are in intensive care (ic), half of whom are on artificial respiration.
According to Sciensano, an average of 65 patients are admitted to Belgian hospitals every day, 44 percent more than the average of a week earlier.
The number of people in Belgium who died from the consequences of the coronavirus is now an average of four per day, one more than the week before.
Brussels will introduce new measures from Monday
In the Belgian capital Brussels, stricter measures will apply from Monday, due to the increase in the number of new infections. Belgian media report that catering establishments must close their doors at 11 p.m. and in busy places a mouth cap obligation remains in force.
All food shops must close by 10 p.m. and no food may be consumed in public markets. Between 11 pm and 6 am there is a grouping ban for more than ten people.