Yves Van Laethem reacted to the encouraging figures of this Saturday.
The figures released by Sciensano on Saturday are reassuring: 34 new hospitalizations for people suffering from coronavirus were recorded in 24 hours, while 32 people were discharged from the hospital. The trend for new hospitalizations is currently decreasing by 2 to 8% per day. There are also 25 new deaths, with a downward trend of 7 to 9% per day.
The number of people hospitalized in intensive care is 259, a decrease of 9 units in 24 hours. The trend for intensive care patients is down 5% per day. Among them are 149 patients requiring respiratory assistance. A total of 1,388 patients are currently hospitalized.
Yves Van Laethem’s reaction
Yves Van Laethem, inter-federal spokesperson, is satisfied with this assessment. He expressed himself on the RTBF microphone: “We are happy with the development, we are happy with the lack of visible impact of the deconfinement measures, because that means that the Belgians have observed what ‘we told them so that there is no rebound, rejoices the expert. Now, as long as we are not on the track, we have not arrived at our destination. ”
“We still have days to go before we measure the impact of May 18 and 11. We still have other phases ahead of us before returning to normal life. Until all of this has happened, the second wave can still happen. ”