Spread of the corona virus in BelgiumCurrently: 17.9 new infections per day per 100,000 inhabitants
By January 11th, 2021, 665980 infected persons and 20146 deaths have been reported in the country. The first confirmed infections were reported in March 2020, which is the date of the official notification. An additional 10-14 days are calculated for noticing one's own infection, the doctor's appointment, the laboratory test and, above all, the period from the infection until the first symptoms appear.
The total of 665,980 infected people represent 5.8% of the country's total population. The number of new infections during the 1st calendar week (// to //) was 14,417 , representing 17.9 cases per 100,000 inhabitants per day.
The first graph shows the number of reported infections per calendar week. The second graph below the number of deaths.
Mortality rate of infected persons
From the previously infected and deceased people, in Belgium results in a mortality rate of 3.0%. However, it should be borne in mind that death occurs an average of 19 days after the first symptoms appear. The time of the actual infection is therefore followed by several days until a person affected has a medical test carried out and the results are available. In order to quantify mortality more precisely, one would therefore have to compare the deaths that have occurred to date with those reported 651,563 infected up to 14 days ago. This gives in Belgium a new mortality rate of 3.0%.
Due to the current corona pandemic, we update the worldwide case numbers weekly. A list of all infected and dead people by country can be found on our Corona 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, 25.0% of all over 15-year-olds are still smokers.
7 percent of newborns are underweight.
The 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 6.2 hospital beds per 1000 inhabitants. The global mean here is 2.7 beds. Within the EU, 5.6 beds are available for every 1,000 residents.
With about 38,200 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.
Supply with drinking water
As one of the few countries, Belgium offers almost its entire population (99.52 percent) access to an immediately available, running drinking water connection. The proportion of the population that is reached by additional supply from springs and wells or supplied drinking water is 100%. In a global comparison, only about 71% of the population has direct access to tested and always available drinking water. Within the European Union, this share is 97%. Only in a few countries does the proportion fall below 10%.
Above data correspond to the information of the World Health Organization, Global Health Workforce Statistics, UNICEF, State of the World's Children, Childinfo, Global Health Observatory Data Repository and OECD. The daily case numbers for the spread of the corona virus come from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).