The average number of new Covid cases in Belgium is up again, by 19%. In some places like Ghent the rise is a staggering 70%.
Meanwhile, the number of hospital admissions is also climbing again, after having been relatively stable for some weeks.
124 patients were admitted to hospital each day on average between 17 and 23 February. This number is 5% up on the week. Yesterday, 152 people had to be hospitalised due to Covid-19.
There are 1,707 corona patients staying in Belgian hospitals now. 355 of them are in intensive care units, 176 of them are on ventilators.