According to the crisis center, the numbers are now doubling every eight days. “That’s fast. The maximum speed, which we do not want to achieve, is doubling every three days, ”said spokesman Yves Van Laethem. In the week of October 2 to 8, there were an average of 4,153 new infections daily, an 89 percent increase from the week before.
Nearly one million Belgians have now downloaded the free national app Coronalert, the developer reports. The app was launched on September 30 and is intended to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. The Interfederal Committee for Testing and Tracing continues to call on Belgians to download the app.