Coronavirus (COVID-19) daily cases in Belgium from February to August 2020

In Belgium, cases of coronavirus have escalated daily. On August 4, 2020, a total of 775 new cases were registered. To this day, over 74 thousand people have been tested positive for the coronavirus across the whole country. According to the number of cases per region, Flanders was the most severely affected by the virus. However, Flanders had many more inhabitants than both of Belgium’s other regions combined.

Death toll in Belgium

The first deaths due to the coronavirus in Belgium occurred on the 11th of March. Since then, the number of deaths due to COVID-19 gradually increased, reaching the current death toll of 9,872 casualties. As of July 13, 2020, the death rate in Belgium was 15.26 percent. The virus is known to be especially dangerous for elderly people. In 2019, although most of the population was aged between 18 and 64, roughly 2.1 million Belgians were aged 65 or older. During this period, over 1.3 million elderly people notably lived in Flanders. Yet again, due to the population difference, Flanders did not have an older population than Wallonia.

Treatment in Belgium

On the 9th of August 2020, 20 new patients were hospitalized due to the coronavirus in Belgium. To this day, Belgian hospitals are treating 2851 COVID-19 patients and 69 patients are currently in intensive care units, since April 9th, the number of patients in intensive care decreased.

Number of new daily coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in Belgium as of August 9, 2020

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Release date

August 2020

Region

Belgium

Survey time period

August 9, 2020

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