COVID-19 selected news snippets for Saturday, 18 April 2020.
Sciensano update of 18 April. 1,045 new confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported in Belgium over the past 24 hours of which 128 (12%) were in Brussels. To date, a total of 37,183 confirmed cases have been reported in Belgium with 3,739 (10%) cases located in Brussels.
In the past 24 hours, 303 patients with COVID-19 have been hospitalised and 387 people left hospital. Between March 15 and April 17, a total of 12,865 patients with COVID-19 have entered hospital and 8,348 people have left. The evolution of hospitalised patients in Belgium is shown above.
290 new deaths from COVID-19 in Belgium have been reported in the past 24 hours of which 37 (13%) were in Brussels. To date, a total of 5,453 deaths from the disease have been reported in Belgium of which 850 (16%) were in Brussels.
Read the full daily report (in French) here.
Federal Government COVID-19 information
The Bulletin's COVID-19 webpage (updated daily)