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Belgium saw a 46% increase in COVID-19 infections after adding 261 new cases within 24 hours

Belgium has added a total of 261 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, confirming the upward trend in the number of infections, with the average number of diagnoses increasing by 46 percent over the past seven days indicates a slight increase in the number of hospital admissions (+1 percent).

In total, 9,800 people have died of COVID-19 in Belgium since last March. However, this number continues to decline, with the number of daily deaths averaging 2.4, which implies a decrease of 35 percent from last week’s data.

In this case, the reproductive rate of the coronavirus in Belgium is 1,064, which means that every infected patient infects more than one person. Experts therefore assume that there is a risk that the pandemic will spread and stop being controlled.

Belgium saw a 46% increase in COVID-19 infections after adding 261 new cases within 24 hours
Belgium saw a 46% increase in COVID-19 infections after adding 261 new cases within 24 hours

The federal government, headed by liberal Sophie Wilmès, fears that these are the first signs of a second wave of infection, and has called an urgent meeting with regional authorities this Sunday to analyze the data in detail and decide whether to proceed . push the National Security Council scheduled for Thursday through Monday.

It is within the scope of the CNS if federal, regional and local authorities regularly decide, based on assessments by the expert group, whether to continue the de-escalation strategy or to reintroduce certain restrictive measures to slow the progression of the coronavirus. .

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