3-year-old dies in Belgium amid surge in instances

Brussels, July 24

Belgian well being authorities say a 3-year outdated lady has died after testing constructive for the coronavirus amid a surge of infections within the nation.

The announcement on Friday got here a day after Belgium determined to bolster restriction measures to sluggish the unfold of the virus, together with necessary masks in crowded out of doors public areas.

The lady suffered from a number of extreme related ailments, in accordance with a press release launched by well being authorities. She is believed to be the youngest particular person to die from COVID-19 problems in Belgium after a 12-year-old handed away in March.

Belgium has been onerous hit by the coronavirus, with 64,847 instances and 9,812 deaths.

The common an infection charge has largely elevated over the previous two weeks and the variety of new infections went up 89% from the earlier week from July 14-20. AP

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