Brussels has chosen a number of new measures approved by the advisory committee starting today, and the city is painted black on the ECDC travel map.
But there is another sign that something worse is coming – the city’s sewage.
The number of cases of CVD in 100,000 cases per 100,000 population is currently 241.6. Another trigger is a 4% positive rate. That number is 5.4% today.
The black label indicates that countries whose citizens have returned from a visit to Brussels must undergo certain procedures, including screening and exclusion. Governments can choose for themselves what they are.
Meanwhile, the health facility, Cissano, has noticed an increase in the number of infections by examining sewage sludge flowing through a North-North sewage treatment plant. Waste water is considered the first sign of progress in the epidemic – it shows signs of disease, or reports of hospitalizations in advance.
Simply put, infected people leave evidence in the sewage even before they show signs of infection.
The Brussels-North station draws wastewater from an estimated 1.1 million people and provides a sample of the region’s health representative. And the conclusion?
“These data show that the fourth wave is really fast growing,” said Cecilian Koenraad Van Hoorde to Bruzz.
Six of the ten largest municipalities in the country are from Brussels: Molenbeck, Berkeley-Saint-Agate, Evere, Anderlecht, Sharbeck and St. Jose. The list goes on and on.
Interestingly, Little Tennessee, in the county of Luxembourg, leads the list with 3,000 people.