If Antwerp was in Germany, the city would go completely into lockdown
Six out of ten cases are under the age of 40, almost eight in ten are under the age of 50. Only about 40 cases are over the age of 70. The fear is that young people who are infected are passing the disease on to the older population. The statistics already indicate an increase in hospital admissions.
Antwerp has an incidence rate of 189. This is a parameter that determines the number of new cases per 100,000 inhabitants over the past seven days. Germany uses that parameter to set a threshold for decisions about local lockdowns. The German border is at 50 infections per 100,000 inhabitants. Antwerp is almost four times higher. This means that if Antwerp were located in Germany, the city would have been completely locked down for a long time.