Coronavirus in Belgium – Review of the day: here are the figures

Between November 10 and 16, 12,054 new Sars-CoV-2 contaminations were detected on average per day, up 19% compared to the previous week, according to figures from the Sciensano Public Health Institute. day Saturday morning.

These figures are delivered early in the morning, they are likely to change during the day with the arrival of more complete data for the day yesterday and the days preceding.


The reproduction rate (Rt) was 1.18. When it is less than 1, the epidemic is considered to be decreasing. The Rt is the number of people that a person can infect. It is calculated on the basis of hospitalizations. An outbreak should continue if the Rt is greater than ‘1’ and decrease if the Rt is less than ‘1’.


More than 85,100 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 14.4% (+ 1.6%).


New hospitalizations: 268.3 per day on average between 13 and 19 November (+ 29% compared to the previous reference period).

Outings: 225 per day on average (+ 30%).

Total: 3,000 beds (+ 24%) were occupied in the hospital by patients suffering from the coronavirus, including 603 patients treated in intensive care (+ 24%) and 312 on a ventilator (+ 25%).


8,647,490 people received a complete vaccination, or 87% of adults and 75% of the general population.

The total vaccination rate varies greatly between the different regions of the country: 81% in Flanders, 72% in Wallonia, 67% in the German-speaking Community, and 59% in Brussels.


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Between November 10 and 16, 31 people per day on average died from the virus (+ 29%).


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