Coronavirus in Belgium: seven in 10 adults are now vaccinated, increase in hospitalizations

Among Belgians over 18 years of age, 70.1% are fully vaccinated and 83.3% have received at least one dose of a vaccine against Covid-19 (i.e. nearly 8 million people). In Wallonia, Brussels and the German-speaking community, the percentages of fully vaccinated adults are 69%, 53% and 68%, compared to 73% in Flanders.

Between July 23 and July 29, there were an average of 33.1 hospital admissions per day due to coronavirus, an increase of 23% from the previous reporting period.

In total, 318 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19 (+ 10%), including 93 patients treated in intensive care (+ 12%).

Between July 20 and July 26, 1,469 new Sars-CoV-2 infections were detected on average per day, up 4% compared to the previous week

Over the same period, two people died per day on average from the consequences of the virus (+ 114%), bringing the toll to 25,235 deaths since the start of the pandemic in Belgium.

Nearly 58,200 tests on average were also performed daily, for a positivity rate of 2.8%.

The virus’s reproduction rate, based on the number of hospitalizations, is 1.18. 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 175.3 over 14 days.

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