Also in the period between 7 and 13 September, the corona figures continue to rise in our country. The mortality rate is also rising slightly.
- Corona infection was diagnosed in an average of 807.3 people per day. This is evident from the figures from Sciensano, the government health organization that analyzes the corona figures. During the same period, an average of 2.7 corona patients per day died from Covid-19. In our country, 95,948 people have already tested positive for the corona virus.
- In the week before, this involved an average of 2.4 deaths. The death toll in Belgium currently stands at 9,935.
- The average number of hospital admissions increased further between 9 and 15 September to an average of 32.6 per day. That is an average of 11.9 more than the day before. Since the start of the pandemic, 19,436 people in Belgium have had to be hospitalized with Covid-19. On September 16, according to Sciensano’s figures, there were 353 patients in the hospital, 74 of whom were in intensive care units.
- In the last two weeks, there has been 80.7 infections per 100,000 inhabitants in our country.
Corona parental leave
Since May, more than 160,000 people in our country have applied for corona parental leave. This is evident from figures from the NEO. Corona parental leave is a form of career break that the government temporarily introduced during the corona crisis to encourage parents. In this way, more than twice as many people as last year have been able to take some form of parental leave in the past four months. That says Minister of Work Nathalie Muylle (CD&V).
Mothers and fathers can still take corona parental leave until the end of September. Muylle is already hoping for an extension. Parents with at least one child under 12 are eligible. They can then work part-time or stay at home one day a week. In addition, nearly 40,000 people have applied for regular parental leave since May.