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Belgium reports 42 deaths in 24 hours

The coronavirus death toll in Belgium has risen to 220 after 42 more fatalities were reported across the country, health authorities said on Thursday.
26.03.2020 - 15:49

A total of 1,298 coronavirus cases were confirmed over the past 24 hours, bringing the total to 6,235, according to a statement by the Federal Public Service of Health.

It said 536 people were hospitalized over the past 24 hours.

"FURTHER MEASURES WILL BE TAKEN"

In a radio show, Health Minister Maggie De Block said Belgium’s National Security Council will convene on Friday to discuss further measures to stem the virus' spread.

Meanwhile, a Belgian company announced that it has developed a rapid coronavirus testing kit.

According to Coris BioConcept, the kit will be able to detect COVID-19 antigens from a person's breath, and the process will take about 15 minutes.