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Belgium becomes EU nation with highest rate of coronavirus infections

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 27, 2020
The Belgian government will convene on Friday to decide on a potential new national lockdown with the country now suffering the highest rate of coronavirus infections per 100,000 citizens, according to official data.
Highest rate   Belgium
The nation of 11 million people had 1,390 new coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents over the past two weeks, data from the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control showed on Tuesday.

Topics: Belgium

New daily infections in Belgium hit a peak of more than 18,000 on Oct. 20, almost a 10-fold rise from the high of a spring wave of the pandemic.

The number of patients in intensive care units (ICUs) is doubling every eight days to 809 as of Monday with 5,260 people in hospitals, which risk running out of beds.

In Liege, the Belgian city with the highest number of coronavirus infections, hundreds of patients are admitted daily, its main hospital said in a Facebook post.