The figures of COVID-19 cases continue to evolve favourably, and the average of daily infections drops further to fewer than 9,000 cases, as per the figures published by the Sciensano Public Health Institute on Thursday morning.
During the period of 14 and 20 February, an average of 8,998 new COVID-19 infections were identified every day- a 38% decrease on the previous seven days. The Omicron-variant of COVID-19 currently accounts for just 69.4% of all cases in Belgium, down 10% since last week.
The average number of PCR tests taken per day in the same duration declined by 19% to around 43,200. Whereas, the positivity rate now sits at 23.9%, meaning around a quarter of all tests have a positive result.
Between 17 and 23 February, an average of 185,7 patients suffering from COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals each day- a decrease of 27% on the seven days previous.
The following number reflects how many people end up in hospital specifically because of the virus, not those who are admitted with another condition and then test positive for the coronavirus.