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.