The presence of the Delta variant – reputed to be more contagious than other forms of the virus – as well as the imminent back-to-school period and the resumption of a certain number of face-to-face activities can they raise fears of an outbreak of Covid-19 contaminations on our? territory in the coming weeks?
For Geert Molenberghs, invited this Sunday at noon to our colleagues at RTL, certain signs may well presage a new wave, especially in Brussels.
The Flemish expert first points to the large number of patients in intensive care in the capital. Indeed, several Brussels hospitals are seeing their intensive care units saturated at the moment, which has led to the FPS Public Health to authorize again the transfers of patients from Brussels to Flanders and Wallonia, from this Monday.
Then, the biostatistician is based on the analysis of wastewater, which, according to him, reveals a strong growth in virus concentration, especially in the north of Brussels.
Finally, returning from vacation could also play a role. “We know that in Brussels, there are a lot of people arriving from abroad, whether they are Belgians returning from vacation or visitors. There are twice as many as in Wallonia or Flanders“, details Geert Molenberghs.
The addition of all these parameters worries the expert: “It’s the cocktail that can start a new wave“.