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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Benelux - Statistics & Facts

The first confirmed coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in the Benelux were recorded in February 2020. Since then, the virus has infected roughly 13 million people across the three countries. Indeed, as of July 21, 2022, Luxembourg reported over 278 thousand cases, whereas the Netherlands registered over 8.3 million cases and Belgium over 4.3 million cases. In Belgium, the most severely affected region was Flanders, followed by Wallonia, and lastly the region of Brussels-Capital. In contrast, most cases in the Netherlands were reported in the regions of Utrecht and Rotterdam-Rijnmond. As of July 22, 2022, the death toll caused by the COVID-19 in Belgium, Luxembourg, and the Netherlands, reached over 55 thousand.

The coronavirus outbreak and precautions associated hit the tourism and hospitality industries hard. With the closures of hotels, restaurants and cafes, it was estimated that the total revenue percentage loss of the hospitality sector in the Netherlands will amount to 33 percent. Flanders (Belgium) foresaw a revenue loss within the tourism industry to be more than one billion euros per month, of which 400 million euros will likely be recorded the Brussels-Capital Region. Indeed, the tourism and hospitality industries in the Benelux dealt with huge economic impacts. Therefore, many companies depended on their financial buffers and governmental support.

As of July 21, 2022, Belgium had around 90 percent of its population fully vaccinated against COVID-19. While, the Netherlands and Luxembourg had managed to vaccinate 82 and 80 percent of their populations respectively. Across the whole Benelux region, around 63 million vaccine doses had been administered. Vaccines from five different manufacturers have been distributed and used in the region; Comirnaty/BioNTech, Moderna, Vaxzevria (previously called Astra-Zeneca), Nuvaxovid, and Janssen/Johnson & Johnson.

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