Geraardsbergen. The coronavirus is advancing again, also in our regions. The positivity ratio for East Flanders is 44.2%. The reproduction number for Geraardsbergen is 1,720. Last week, 153 people tested positive. In reality, the number of infections is much higher. Our city is currently in code red, because the number of infected people has risen sharply in recent days. Panic is not necessary, caution is recommended. The ASZ will adjust the visitation schedule.
The coronavirus is advancing again, also in our regions. The positivity ratio for East Flanders is 44.2%. The positivity ratio is the number of positive tests out of the total number of tests. The reproduction number for Geraardsbergen is 1,720. The reproduction number is the average number of secondary infections caused by a primary case. Last week, 153 people tested positive. In Ninove the reproduction number is at 1,530, in Lierde at 1,700, in Brakel at 1,850 and in Zottegem at 1,430.
“We therefore call on our citizens to be careful and take care of the most vulnerable. Anyone who has not yet received a corona booster (third shot) can also still get it,” says mayor Guido De Padt.
The city council asks to observe the following precautions:
- Meet with others outside as much as possible;
- Make an appointment inside anyway, ventilate the room you are in;
- Keep your distance: 1.5 meters is the norm;
- Stay at home if you are sick;
- Avoid shaking hands;
- Ensure good basic hygiene: wash your hands regularly with soap and water, cough or sneeze into the inside of your elbow, use paper tissues;
- Touch your face as little as possible.
A full vaccination is necessary to be optimally protected against the corona virus. A booster shot is part of that. Those who have not yet had their booster shot can still receive it. on www.geraardsbergen.be/vaccinatie explains how citizens can register for this.
Residents over 80 years of age and immunocompromised are now entitled to a second booster (or the so-called fourth shot). They will receive an official invitation letter. The local board of Geraardsbergen hopes that they will respond en masse.
Visiting arrangement ASZ
We allow 2 visitors per patient daily for 2 hours. Visits are allowed on weekdays between 4 pm and 8 pm and on weekends and public holidays between 2 pm and 7 pm. A maximum of 2 visitors may be present in a room at the same time. For more information: https://www.asz.be/nl/bezoeker