BRUSSELS

Belgium seems to be approaching the peak of the novel coronavirus outbreak in the country, a virologist said at a health authorities’ daily press conference on Wednesday.

Current data from the country’s Federal Public Service of Health indicates that 1,209 new coronavirus cases were diagnosed in Belgium over the past 24 hours, with 205 losing their lives.

An additional 487 patients were hospitalized on Tuesday, while 524 recovered.

In total, 5,688 patients are currently being treated in hospitals, dropping by 324 compared to the previous day and indicating a decline in hospitalizations for the first time since the beginning

Read more: Expert: Belgium approaching coronavirus peak