Belgium’s Health Service professor Steven Van Gucht said Belgium may have reached “the peak of the second wave”;.
Speaking at the daily coronavirus press conference, he said, “This could mark the peak of the second wave. The number of infections continued to decline slightly and hospitalizations seemed to decrease slightly for the first time. “
He added that “the death toll is still very high, but here we are also seeing a bit of a slowing down.”
Professor Van Gucht also warned that “although the number of infections has decreased, the number of infections is still very high. The infection rate in Belgium remains among the highest in Europe, along with Czechia ”.
Data from the Belgian Health Authority, Sciensano, showed that on October 27, the number of new cases reported reached a peak of 22,171. Since then, the number of new cases has steadily declined with the latest aggregate data showing 13,345 new cases reported on Tuesday, November 2.
On average, in the previous week, there were 13,213 new cases reported each day, compared with the week before, 16,067 new cases were reported each day.
Since the beginning of the pandemic, Belgium has recorded 479,341 coronavirus infections and 12,520 deaths.
To allow delays in receiving data from regions, it took four days for data from the Belgian Health Authority to be finalized.