Sciensano, the Belgian institute for health, is responsible for the epidemiological follow-up of the COVID-19 epidemic in collaboration with its partners and other healthcare actors. To achieve its mission, Sciensano has reinforced or set up different surveillance systems thanks to the participation of health professionals. Sciensano would like to extend its deepest gratitude to all healthcare professionals for their daily investment in the fight against coronavirus and their commitment to patients.
A series of reports on this epidemiological surveillance is available on the page ‘COVID-19 epidemiological situation’ (FR/NL/DE).
For other COVID-19-related resources, including procedures, research projects and scientific advice (RAG), please refer to the Sciensano COVID-19 overview page (FR/NL/DE).
The data collected by Sciensano and its health partners can provide insight into the dynamics of the epidemic, help to anticipate different scenarios and to elaborate possible measures to curb the spread of the virus. From 31 March 2020, Sciensano makes a number of ‘Open Data’ data sets available to interested parties on a weekly basis. More information about the data collection is available in the document ‘Frequently asked questions’ (ENG/FR/NL).
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'Active' data are updated on a regular basis. Listed datasets are available in csv and json formats. All files use UTF-8 character encoding.
|Confirmed cases by date, age, sex and province||csv||json||Active|
|Cumulative number of confirmed cases by municipality||csv||json||Archived|
|Confirmed cases by date and municipality||csv||json||Archived|
|Hospitalisations by date and provinces||csv||json||Archived|
|Deaths by date, age group, sex, and region of death||csv||json||Archived|
|Deaths by week, region of residence, age group, and diagnosis type||csv||json||Archived|
|Deaths by week, region of residence, age group, and place of death||csv||json||Archived|
|Deaths by week, region of residence, age group, and profile||csv||json||Archived|
|Deaths by week, region of residence, age group, and region of death||csv||json||Archived|
|Vaccinated people deceased before 2023 by region, age group, sex, and last dose received||csv||json||Active|
|Total number of tests by date||csv||json||Active|
|Administered vaccines by date, region, age, sex, brand and dose||csv||json||Archived|
|Administered vaccines by week, municipality, age and dose||csv||json||Archived|
|Administered vaccines by date, region, age group, sex, brand and status||csv||json||Active|
|Confirmed case, hospitalisation and death rates among nursing home residents by week and region/community||csv||json||Archived|
Datasets corresponding to older reports are available upon request.
A description of the variables is available in the codebook. (Version: 2023-10-10)
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Notes: Requests for data that are not owned by Sciensano should be addressed to the actual data owner. Due to high demand and limited resources, Sciensano is obliged to limit the scope of data requests it is able to process. This procedure only applies to requests in the context of official (subject to peer review) scientific research. Media-associated requestors are invited to address their specific request to
Requests for private and non-research purposes, as well as incomplete and unclear requests, will not be processed.