Coronavirus death toll in Belgium passes 5,000

Coronavirus death toll in Belgium passes 5,000

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Brussels: Officials said on Friday that the new coronavirus has claimed more than 5,000 lives in Belgium, confirming the high per capita death rate compared to most other European countries.

The health department said at a daily press conference that another 313 people died in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of casualties to 5,163.

Half of the reported deaths come from nursing homes and the other half from hospitals in the country’s 11.5 million residents.

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