Here is the sector that records the most contamination according to a study by KU Leuven


Aviation is also very different from other sectors.

The figures in the report cover the period from December 28 to January 11. The different sectors can be compared on the basis of data from the Sciensano health center, linked to data from social security and contact tracing. The figures are examined on the basis of the fourteen-day incidence of the number of infections per 100,000 people.

The aviation sector has an incidence of 5,860 cases, compared to an incidence of 2,933 cases in the general working population. In relative terms, there are therefore about twice as many infections as in the entire working population. The working population itself also has an incidence almost twice as high as the general population (1,574).

Horeca has also seen a sharp increase in the past two weeks, reaching an incidence of 3,142. Increases were also recorded in other leisure sectors, arts, sports and recreation, as well as in retail trade.

“The increase in incidences in these sectors is in line with our expectations. We are seeing a noticeable ‘Christmas effect’,” says Occupational Medicine Professor Lode Godderis (KU Leuven). “The sectors where teleworking is possible are also showing a strong increase, which is quite surprising. This concerns, for example, the financial sectors, the information and communication sector and real estate, advertising and accounting companies”.

Incidences in schools also remain high, despite the extra week off for the Christmas holidays. The number is approximately at the same level as that of the working population. Childcare facilities also still have a high number of infections, as previous reports have already shown.

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