The Belgian authorities have decided that, due to the decreasing pressure of the pandemic, the frequency of reporting can be adjusted. As from Saturday 26 June 2021, hospitals will be allowed to postpone the registration of hospital figures during the weekend to Monday. As a result, the COVID-19 figures will no longer be updated on Sundays and Mondays.
The COVID-19 figures will not be updated on the Epistat dashboard of Sciensano and in the open datasets on Sundays and Mondays. In addition, no daily report will be published on Sundays and Mondays. The final weekend figures will be available every Tuesday morning from 9 a.m. on the dashboard and from 11 a.m. in the daily report (available in French or Dutch). Only the vaccination figures are an exception. They will not be updated on the Epistat dashboard on Saturdays and Sundays, but they will be updated on Mondays.
This decision has no effect on the surveillance activities in the context of the current epidemic. We continue to monitor the epidemiological situation closely and do not base our analysis on the figures of one day, but on the trends and various indicators.