Belgium recently started to lift its lockdown measures initially imposed to contain the spread of the Covid-19. Following this decision taken by Belgian authorities, we analyze how the situation evolved so far.
Contrarily to a previous article in which I analyzed the outbreak of the Coronavirus in Belgium using the SIR model, in this article we focus on the evolution of:
- the number of hospital admissions (per 100,000 inhabitants)
- the number of new confirmed cases (also per 100,000 inhabitants)
at the province and national level.
Data is from Sciensano.
New hospital admissions
From the above figure, we see that the rate of hospitalizations continue with a decreasing trend in all provinces (and in Belgium as well).
New confirmed cases
Note that the reported number of new confirmed cases is probably underestimated. This number does not take into account undiagnosed (without or with few symptoms) or untested cases. Therefore, this figure should be interpreted with extreme caution.
Thanks for reading. We hope that these figures will keep evolving in the right direction. In the meantime, take care and stay safe!
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