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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium - Statistics & Facts

Belgium reported the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on February 2, 2020. Since then, the country has performed over six million coronavirus tests. As of December 13, the number of people who tested positive reached over 608 thousand. According to the number of cases per region, Wallonia was most severely affected by the virus. Considering the growing figures in Spring and Fall, Belgium applied various confinement measures. Although the country was in lockdown, the height of the first wave took place in April. The number of daily cases notably peaked at 2,454 on April 15. Since September, however, a second wave took place. On October 27, Belgium registered a peak of 22,048 cases. According to daily figures, the second wave is now slowing down in the country. On December 13, the real-time effective coronavirus reproduction rate (Rt) stood at a value of 0.98.

In 2019, Belgium had 103 general hospitals for a total of 52 thousand beds. On April 7, 2020, patients infected by the coronavirus occupied over six thousand of these beds. At that time, a further one thousand patients were in intensive care (ICU) or placed under ventilators. However, Belgian hospitals did not reach saturation during the first wave. After a period of decreasing figures, the number of patients hospitalized gradually increased again in early September. Early November, the number of hospitalized patients exceeded seven thousand, while the number of patients in ICU reached over 1.4 thousand. Therefore, the current second wave surpassed the first one in terms of daily cases and hospital admissions. Nonetheless, hospital figures are now decreasing. On December 13, Belgian hospitals were treating 2.8 thousand patients and 617 patients were in ICU.

On December 13, the coronavirus death toll in Belgium amounted to 17,951 deaths. The Belgian coronavirus death rate currently stands under three percent. In Spring 2020, Belgium faced one of the highest death rates in the world. However, the country counts suspected deaths in its coronavirus death toll. Unlike other countries where only confirmed cases are accounted for in the death records, not all registered deaths have been tested for the virus. Nonetheless, compared to previous years, the number of deaths that occurred during the pandemic has surpassed the expected figures.

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Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium - Statistics & Facts

Belgium reported the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on February 2, 2020. Since then, the country has performed over six million coronavirus tests. As of December 13, the number of people who tested positive reached over 608 thousand. According to the number of cases per region, Wallonia was most severely affected by the virus. Considering the growing figures in Spring and Fall, Belgium applied various confinement measures. Although the country was in lockdown, the height of the first wave took place in April. The number of daily cases notably peaked at 2,454 on April 15. Since September, however, a second wave took place. On October 27, Belgium registered a peak of 22,048 cases. According to daily figures, the second wave is now slowing down in the country. On December 13, the real-time effective coronavirus reproduction rate (Rt) stood at a value of 0.98.

In 2019, Belgium had 103 general hospitals for a total of 52 thousand beds. On April 7, 2020, patients infected by the coronavirus occupied over six thousand of these beds. At that time, a further one thousand patients were in intensive care (ICU) or placed under ventilators. However, Belgian hospitals did not reach saturation during the first wave. After a period of decreasing figures, the number of patients hospitalized gradually increased again in early September. Early November, the number of hospitalized patients exceeded seven thousand, while the number of patients in ICU reached over 1.4 thousand. Therefore, the current second wave surpassed the first one in terms of daily cases and hospital admissions. Nonetheless, hospital figures are now decreasing. On December 13, Belgian hospitals were treating 2.8 thousand patients and 617 patients were in ICU.

On December 13, the coronavirus death toll in Belgium amounted to 17,951 deaths. The Belgian coronavirus death rate currently stands under three percent. In Spring 2020, Belgium faced one of the highest death rates in the world. However, the country counts suspected deaths in its coronavirus death toll. Unlike other countries where only confirmed cases are accounted for in the death records, not all registered deaths have been tested for the virus. Nonetheless, compared to previous years, the number of deaths that occurred during the pandemic has surpassed the expected figures.

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In the following 4 chapters, you will quickly find the {amountStatistics} most important statistics relating to "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium".

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