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Dear Reader,

I hereby present to you an updated version of ‘Key data in healthcare – COVID-19’. Although we would have liked things to be different, the virus still impacts our lives. Once again, the colder autumn and winter months are giving rise to a surge in the number of infections and hospitalisations.

Behind the scenes, our services keep working to monitor this data and assist hospitals and care providers in the treatment of COVID-19 patients and the organisation of care.

In this edition, we have chosen once more to highlight a few activities in which our services within the Directorate-General Healthcare of the Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment are closely involved. The sections relating to ‘Organisation’, ‘Care activity’, ‘Funding’ and ‘Quality’ from the previous edition have been included again and updated. In addition, in this edition some epidemiological data have been added, reflecting the characteristics of the COVID-19 patients admitted to the hospital in 2020.

I wish you a pleasant read,

Annick Poncé

Acting Director General, DG Healthcare