|Last update: 15 MAY 2020 02:13 UTC + 00|
Data updated on 15 MAY 2020 02:13 UTC + 00
Since the first known case of COVID-19 in Belgium was confirmed until now, a total of 54,288 infected people and 8,903 deaths have been officially registered.
Currently 407 people are critically hospitalized and fortunately 14,111 have already been recovered. Let us remember that these data are the officially offered by different administrations from Belgium.
The current population of Belgium is 10,766,623, based on latest World Bank and United Nations data.
In Belgium, the rate of infection stands at 504.22 cases per 100,000 people, therefore, as of today, it is estimated that the 0.5042% of the population is officially infected.
World Health Organization (WHO) has estimated that the coronavirus kills about 3.4% of the people it infects. But that death rate varies between countries and across age groups. It’s also likely to change over time.
Comparing WHO estimations against the Belgium death rate, over the total number of patients, which is 16.4%, we see a difference of 13%.