Over 1,600 new coronavirus infections and 268 deaths were reported in Belgium over the past 24 hours, down from 1,351 new cases and 327 deaths the previous day, health authorities announced on Sunday.

According to the latest data published by the research center Sciensano, 29,647 patients have been diagnosed with COVID-19 and 3,600 people have lost their lives since the outbreak of the virus.

A total of 392 patients were taken to hospital on Saturday, while 477 were able to leave healthcare facilities after tests confirming their recovery from coronavirus.

Currently, 5,353 patients are being treated in hospital, while

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