Belgium added 154 new cases of coronavirus infection on average over the past week, an average increase of 66%. This is in line with the latest data released by the Belgian health service this Monday, urging the population to step up the disease by taking preventive measures to prevent this trend from becoming a second wave of the pandemic.
“The situation is not yet dramatic, but we have to react now,” warned the government spokesman for the coronavirus crisis, virologist Yves van Laethem, at a performance in Brussels.
The expert confirmed the upward trend in the number of infections, which mainly affects the active population between 20 and 59 years of age, but celebrated that the indicators commonly used to measure the severity of incidence “remain cheap”.
Van Laethem has shown in detail that the hospitalization rate is still very low (140 beds occupied, an average of ten new admissions per day for coronavirus, and the intensive care unit 3% of its capacity).