Corona rates in Belgium continue to rise across the country. Nearly 3,000 Covid-19 patients have been admitted to Belgian hospitals, virologist Steven Van Gucht said during a press conference of the health authorities.
There may be first signs that the spread of the virus is slowing down. The number of new infections doubles every nine days, compared to every seven days last week, according to Van Gucht.
There were 2,969 people in the hospital on Tuesday. According to the latest figures, an average of 295 people was admitted each day between October 14 and 20, an increase of 94 percent from the previous week.
On average, 8975, new corona cases were added daily. By the way, the laboratories stopped testing people who have no symptoms on Tuesday due to under capacity.
The provinces of Liège and Hainaut and the Brussels region remain the most affected areas. The number of deaths in the country also continues to increase, to an average of 32 per day (+79 percent).
Van Gucht hopes that within ten days the curve will bend due to the stricter national corona measures that took effect on Monday. For example, the restaurants and cafes are closed for four weeks, and there is a national curfew between midnight and 5 a.m.