Coronavirus: a positivity rate of 4.4% in Brussels among people returning from a trip

The R-value (the number of infections caused by a sick person) is stagnating but remains above 1 (1106 on July 21), which means that the epidemic is continuing.

THEhe coronavirus positivity rate in Brussels, i.e. the proportion of positive tests in relation to all screenings carried out, increased last week, from 2.1% on July 15 to 2, 5% last Wednesday. It is even 4.4% for travel returns, reports the Common Community Commission (Cocom) on Friday the day after the Brussels Region changed to red on the map of the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC).

This change is in fact due to the increase in contamination, including those linked to travel returns.

For the rest, the incidence rate, or the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants, continues to increase: 232 this Friday, against 152 on July 15.

The R-value (the number of infections caused by a sick person) is stagnating but remains above 1 (1106 on July 21), which means that the epidemic is continuing.

The epidemiological situation in Brussels is therefore deteriorating somewhat, comments Cocom.

In addition, vaccination is progressing without however achieving collective immunity. The lowest vaccination rate is recorded in the 20-39 age group who spread the virus more because of their numerous contacts. Thus, it remains important to be vaccinated to reduce the transmission of the virus and reduce its negative impact on health.

Finally, it should be noted that no death was recorded this week in Brussels.

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