The increasing number of new infections with the British version of Coronavirus worries experts.
LThe increasing number of new infections with the British version of the coronovirus worried experts. While biostatistician Geert Molenberghs (UHasselt / KU Leuven) suggests considering closing the borders, Mark Van Ranst believes the rules can be relaxed in as little as two months – “unless The policy does not decide ‘otherwise’.
Emanuel André, for his part, believes that “the deep differences between European countries regarding international travel and the prevention, monitoring and control of new countries put all European countries in the early blocks of a third wave. Epidemic.”
Belgium recorded an average of 2,070.2 daily cases of Kovid-19 between January 3 and January 9, a 30% increase from the previous week. Since the onset of the epidemic, 20,194 people have died in Belgium due to coronovirus infection.
On average, Kovid-19 killed 50.7 people every day during this period, a decline of 25.1%.
Belgian hospitals admitted an average of 124.4 patients with Kovid-19 each day between 6 January and 12 (-6%). The number of patients hospitalized for coronavirus infection is 1,960 (-3%), including 359 (-6%) in intensive care.
The fertility rate remains at 0.93, as against 0.94 on Tuesday.
Since the onset of the epidemic, the virus has infected at least 667,322 people in Belgium.