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

Belgium reported the first case of coronavirus (COVID-19) on February 2, 2020. As of March 23, 2022, over 3.7 million people have tested positive in the country. According to the number of cases per region, Flanders has been most severely affected by the virus. The biggest peak of daily cases occurred in winter 2021/22 as the Omicron variant took over. On January, 2022, Belgium registered over 75 thousand cases, the highest number of cases reported in a single day. As of March 23, 2022, over 30.6 thousand COVID-19 deaths have been recorded in the country.

European comparisons

The incidence of COVID-19 infections in Belgium, when compared to other European countries ranks around the middle. Although, the 31,534 cases per 100,000 in Belgium as of March 13, 2022, was lower than the other two Benelux countries. The rate of deaths attributed to COVID-19 in Belgium was one of the highest in Europe, at 2,599 deaths per million population as of March 13, 2022. This incidence of deaths was the twelfth highest in the EEA.

Vaccination situation

As of March 13, 2022, over 25.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses had been administered in Belgium. This has meant that 89 percent of Belgian adults are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, one of the highest vaccination rates across the EU. Presently vaccines from five different manufacturers are being used in Belgium, these are Comirnaty/BioNTech, Vaxzervria (previously known as AstraZeneca), Moderna, Janssen/Johnson & Johnson and Nuvaxovid.

Interesting statistics

In the following 5 chapters, you will quickly find the 27 most important statistics relating to "Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Belgium".


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