Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands have doubled in space of one week

Coronavirus instances had been steadily declining for the previous 10 weeks, however the variety of infections has doubled prior to now week alone. It’s not all doom and gloom although, regardless of this, hospital admissions stay low.

The RIVM’s weekly figures present that final week there have been 8,541 coronavirus infections within the Netherlands. The week earlier than that, the quantity stood at 4,208 infections. That is the primary time in ten weeks that there was a rise within the weekly figures.

This has introduced the Netherlands to a worrying threat degree, the place there are at present 35-100 constructive assessments per 100,000 inhabitants per week, studies RTL Nieuws.

Which age group has probably the most infections?

This spike in infections has primarily been seen amongst younger individuals aged 10 to 29 years previous. Whereas the variety of infections on this age group has been greater for a very long time, this demographic now accounts for greater than half of all infections — yikes.

You will need to notice that that is additionally the age bracket wherein the fewest individuals have been vaccinated.

The extra contagious Delta variant

Knowledge journalist, Jasper Bunkoek, tells RTL Nieuws that “the Delta variant is now going wild among the many teams that haven’t but been vaccinated”. The latest relaxations and return of extra freedom is rising the danger of so-called “fires” breaking out.

In the meantime, Aura Timen of the RIVM tells RTL Nieuws that, “there are many alternatives for viruses to unfold simply. Persons are having fun with their freedom extra and going to events, catering institutions, and scholar associations.”

The priority is that these individuals will go on the virus to older or extra weak individuals who haven’t but been totally vaccinated.

Encouraging vaccination statistics in older age teams

Regardless of this, vaccination figures within the Netherlands are encouraging. In accordance with the European Heart for Illness Prevention and Management, nearly three quarters of individuals over 18 have had a minimum of one shot of a vaccine. Whereas 44% are totally vaccinated.

One thing to have a good time: hospital numbers are falling

On the again of this information, it might come as a shock that hospital admissions are falling sharply. There are, nonetheless, nonetheless 212 coronavirus sufferers in hospital. This quantities to a mean of solely 9 new admissions per day, with solely one among these being an intensive care affected person.

It stays to be seen whether or not this latest enhance in infections will have an effect on future hospital admissions.

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