Comfortable Monday morning all — or is it? We’ve got excellent news and unhealthy information. Let’s begin with the unhealthy: on Friday, the Netherlands recorded 10,306 new coronavirus infections in 24 hours. The excellent news? This quantity dropped barely to 9,398 between Saturday and Sunday morning.
Okay, let’s face it, in terms of coronavirus within the Netherlands, there isn’t a whole lot of excellent news in the meanwhile. In reality, the variety of infections has elevated eightfold in only one week.
Even the slight (very slight) decline in numbers isn’t for sure. Usually fewer persons are examined on the weekends and even the RIVM is warning that the dip just isn’t defined by a drop in infections, however truly on account of a backlog within the registration of circumstances.
Highest variety of circumstances since Christmas
It might be feeling a bit balmy however we have to think about we’re again in winter. On Friday, the Netherlands’ an infection numbers reached a file excessive — the best variety of circumstances since December 25.
That is no shock provided that optimistic circumstances elevated by 500% within the house of 1 week. The week earlier than final, the nation logged 5,846 coronavirus infections. After per week of Dancin’ with Janssen and botched or hacked entry take a look at outcomes, this quantity rose to a complete of 39,410 infections.
Whereas the RIVM has seen a rise within the variety of individuals getting examined, they’ve additionally logged a major enhance within the proportion of optimistic assessments. Final week, 3% of assessments carried out by the GGD had been optimistic — this week, it’s 14%.
Fortunately, as of but, the variety of deaths from coronavirus within the Netherlands has not but risen. Prior to now 24 hours, the RIVM has not logged any deaths as a result of virus.
Amsterdam among the many worst affected
One other factor to be grateful for is that beneath the most recent restrictions, golf equipment have formally closed their doorways as soon as once more. Nonetheless, they’ve actually left their mark — particularly in Amsterdam.
Yesterday, town broke its file for the best variety of coronavirus circumstances in sooner or later with 1,328 new infections registered. Rotterdam and Groningen additionally logged a major quantity yesterday with 553 optimistic circumstances present in every metropolis. This was adopted by 480 in Utrecht and 302 in The Hague.
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