Coronavirus in Belgium on January 14, 2022: here are the figures

The consolidated figures in Sciensano’s table

Note: these figures are taken from updated data published by Sciensano in open data and put in table form here.

Cases detected¹ : between 03/01 and 09/01, 22189 new coronavirus infections were detected on average every day. This is an increase of 88% from the previous week.

Tests : between 03/01 and 09/01, an average of 86.463 tests were performed daily, a total up 29% from the previous week.

Admissions : they amount on average to 182 between 06/01 and 12/01. This is an increase of 7% from the previous week.

Hospitalized people² : 2022 patients are currently hospitalized in connection with Covid-19, including 423 patients treated in intensive care.

Positivity rate³ : based on the results of the tests obtained between 03/01 and 09/01, it is 27,1%, up 8.7% from last week.

Reproduction rate : calculated on the basis of changes in admissions, the Rt of the coronavirus today stands at 1,04. When it is greater than 1, it means that the transmission of the virus is accelerating.

Death : between 03/01 and 09/01, 18,9 people died on average from the virus. Since the start of the epidemic, 28,566 people have died from the coronavirus.

¹ The cases detected are the number of patients for whom a positive test has confirmed the presence of the virus. The date that is considered is the date of the diagnosis, not the test result. Data is considered consolidated after 4 days. The number of cases may depend in part on the testing strategy: if we test more systematically, we also detect more cases.

² Hospitalized patients include patients who have already been hospitalized for another reason and who have tested positive.

³ The positivity rate is the number of positive tests compared to the number of tests performed. The same person can be tested several times. It also depends on the testing strategy: if we do not test enough, the positivity rate will be higher.

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