Covid-19, soon the equivalent of a flu?  "This scenario is possible, we are in any case ahead of quieter months"


The path to collective immunity finally seems accessible and Belgium is preparing to spend quieter months, according to experts.

While Covid-19 infections continue to grow in Belgium, the most recent data published by Sciensano is encouraging. After a little more than fifteen days under the sign of the Omicron wave, there is a significant disconnect between the evolution of new infections and intensive care admissions.

While new cases continue to increase, with nearly 22,000 new infections each day (which represents 27% of positive tests), the average daily hospitalizations over the last seven days tends to slow, although it remains on the increase of 7% compared to the previous full week.

In total, 2,022 people are still hospitalized due to Covid-19, including 423 patients treated in intensive care (-16%). The most encouraging news therefore comes from the occupancy of intensive care beds, a trajectory that continues to decline that began several weeks ago. We are in fact at 423 beds occupied by Covid patients, or 17% less than a week earlier.

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