BRUSSELS

Over the past 24 hours, 283 people lost their lives due to coronavirus in Belgium, the highest daily figure since the outbreak, the Federal Public Service of Health announced on Thursday.

The death toll has risen to 2,523, while 1,580 new coronavirus cases were confirmed, bringing the sum of infections to 24,983.

But with the current trend, the number of hospitalized patients continues to fall. While 459 new patients were hospitalized on Wednesday, 483 people could leave healthcare facilities after recovery.

In total, 5,590 patients are under treatment in hospitals, with 1,285 of them in intensive care.

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