Live blog – An average of 1,541 new infections per day in our country, 708 corona patients are in hospital


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The daily corona numbers

Meanwhile, corona infections continue to rise across the country, but the rise is now much slower than a week ago. According to the latest weekly figures, there were on average every day 1,541 confirmed infections Bee. That is 11% more than the week before.

Also the number hospital admissions is still increasing: on average the past week has been per day 64 crownpatiënten admitted to Belgian hospitals, a week ago there were 49 per day.

Right now there are 708 crownpatiënten in the hospitals. That is about the same as at the beginning of June. Of the 708 patients, 140 currently require intensive care. Of the 140, 71 people are on artificial respiration. The number of deaths remains low, average 4 per day.

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Formerly closing time in Brussels cafes: “Back on the brakes, sorry”

All cafés in the Brussels Region closed at 11 pm yesterday evening. The earlier closing time is one of the measures to counter the increase in the number of corona infections.

Financially it is a painful matter, says the manager of café De Monk in the center of Brussels. Yesterday he had expected a lot of clients, because a number of students got their diplomas.

I saw the revelry broken a bit. We just came off a week with positive corona numbers. Now we have to put the brakes back on, which is a shame

operator café De Monk, Brussels

In addition to the former closing time of cafés, it is also prohibited in Brussels to gather with more than ten people between 11 pm and 6 am. Everyone should also always have a mouth mask with them.

25 min

One million corona deaths, 23 million people healed

Officially, more than 1 million people worldwide have now died from the consequences of a corona infection. This is evident from the figures from Johns Hopkins University, which meticulously collects global corona figures. But the actual number of deaths may be much higher. 23 million people have been officially cured of COVID-19.

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President Trump wants to distribute 150 million rapid corona tests in the US

The US will distribute 150 million rapid corona tests, which can be used to determine in 15 minutes whether someone is infected with the virus. That has been announced by US President Donald Trump.

The tests will be distributed over the coming weeks. “Fifty million of those tests will serve to protect the most vulnerable communities,” such as the elderly and those in nursing homes, it said. The remaining 100 million tests are made available to the federal states.

“In a short period of time, my administration has built the most advanced testing system in the world,” Trump said. The president points out that the US has conducted more than 100 million corona tests since the start of the pandemic. “Much more than any other country.”

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33 min

Relive the live blog of September 28

France reports significantly fewer corona infections. In turn, the Netherlands is taking stricter measures.

Review the most important updates in our live blog from yesterday:

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