Belgium passes mark of 670,000 coronavirus infections

More than 670,000 Belgians have been infected with coronavirus as daily infections continue to rise, according to the latest figures published by the Sciensano public health institute on Thursday.

Between 4 and 10 January, an average of 2,082.7 new people tested positive per day over the past week, which is a 28% increase compared to the week before.

The total number of confirmed cases in Belgium since the beginning of the pandemic is 670,249. The total reflects all people in Belgium who have been infected, and includes confirmed active cases as well as patients who have since recovered, or died as a result of the virus.

Over the past two weeks, 225.8 infections were confirmed per 100,000 inhabitants, which is a 14% decrease compared to the two weeks before.

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