Spread of the corona virus in BelgiumCurrent incidence in the week ending 10/04/2022: 94.4 new infections per 100,000 population
Since the beginning of the pandemic until October 4th, 2022, a total of 4,544,505 infected people and 32,673 deaths have been reported in Belgium.
The total of 4,544,505 infected people currently represents 39.44% of the total population. The number of new infections during the seven days preceding October 4th, 2022, was 10,874, for a 7-day incidence of 94.4 cases per 100,000 population. In the same week, 13 people died from (or with) Covid-19. Since the outbreak of the pandemic, this results in a mortality rate of about 0.7 percent in Belgium.
Current vaccination statusAccording to official WHO data, a total of 25.83 million vaccine doses have been administered as of September 18th, 2022. More recent data are not yet available to WHO. 9.25 million people have received at least one vaccination (80.2%). The booster vaccination was received by 7.20 million people (62.5%).
9.15 million of these are considered fully vaccinated in Belgium (= 79.4%).
This means that Belgium is still one of the better countries in terms of vaccination coverage. The vaccination rate is higher in 41 countries.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers daily. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Covid19 virus topic page.
Weight and size
|Body height||179 cm||164 cm|
|Weight||85.9 kg||68.8 kg|
* The number of people suffering from diabetes refers only to inhabitants aged between 20 and 79 years.
* DTP is a three times combined basic vaccination against diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough) and tetanus, which should be given to children up to the age of 23 months.
In Belgium, 23.4% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
7 percent of newborns are underweight.
Medical suppliesThe medical care provided by doctors and hospitals in Belgium is above average and also exceeds the average achieved in the EU countries. The country provides 5.6 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.9 beds. Within the EU, 4.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 38,500 physicians in Belgium, there are about 3.32 doctors per 1000 inhabitants. Here again the comparison: worldwide this standard is 1.50 physicians per 1000 inhabitants and in the EU even 3.57.
Through medical care, the mortality of major known diseases can be reduced to an above-average extent. For example, only about 11 percent of all people who suffer from cancer, diabetes, cardiovascular diseases or chylomicron retention disease (CRD) currently die.