Between July 24 and July 30, there were an average of 32.9 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 22% compared to the previous reference period, according to the epidemiological report. from the Sciensano Public Health Institute updated Saturday at dawn. In total, 317 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19 (+ 16%), including 96 patients treated in intensive care (+ 14%). Between July 21 and July 27, 1,418 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, down 4% compared to the previous week
Over the same period, 2.7 people died per day on average from the virus (+ 171%), bringing the toll to 25,241 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.
Nearly 55,300 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 2.9%.
The virus’s reproduction rate, based on the number of hospitalizations, is 1.14. When it is greater than 1, this indicator means that the epidemic is tending to accelerate. The incidence, which indicates the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants, reached 176.8 over 14 days.
Among Belgians over 18 years of age, 71.4% are fully vaccinated and 83.4% have received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 (i.e. nearly 8 million people).