COVID-19 news and data update for Thursday 16 April.
Sciensano update of 16 April. 1,236 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Belgium over the past 24 hours of which 64 (5%) were in Brussels. To date, a total of 34,809 confirmed cases have been reported including 3,468 (10%) in Brussels.
In the past 24 hours, 310 patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalised and 455 people discharged from hospital. Between March 15 and April 15, 12,242 patients with COVID-19 entered hospital and 7,562 people have left.
417 new deaths from COVID-19 have been reported in the past 24 hours, of which 74 (18%) were in Brussels. To date a total of 4,857 COVID-19 deaths have been were reported in Belgium of which 748 (15%) were resident in Brussels.
Read the full daily report (in French) here.
Read a message from Prime Minister Sophie Wilmes on the extension of the COVID-19 lock-down to 3 May here.
Read details of the extended lock-down here.
Federal Government COVID-19 information
The Bulletin's COVID-19 webpage (updated daily)