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New wave of Covid-19 confirmed in Belgium

New wave of Covid-19 confirmed in Belgium

Brussels, Oct 4 (Prensa Latina) The Belgian Institute of Public Health Sciensano confirmed the existence in the country of a new wave of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, the cause of the Covid-19 pandemic, RTBF reported.

According to virologist Stephen van Gucht, the wave of incidence began last week, when the number of Covid-19 cases detected per day increased by 26% to 2,823 and hospitalization of infected people increased by 28% to 94 per day.

The Belgian specialist predicted the arrival of a new wave two weeks ago, and its peak, according to him, is expected in mid-October.

Meanwhile, the source indicated, that 92.3% of patients are infected with a subvariant of the Omicron BA.5 strain.

On the other hand, in France, experts began discussing the return of the mask regime in connection with the increase in coronavirus infections, Brigitte Autrans, chairwoman of the health risk monitoring committee, reported to the radio station RMC. According to her, all indicators in the nation grew: positive tests, the number of hospitalizations, visits to hospital emergency rooms, and even an increase in admissions to intensive care units is expected.

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