Weekly update: coronavirus infections are finally going down in the Netherlands

The RIVM has launched its weekly coronavirus figures for the interval of March 31 to April 6. The variety of infections has fallen in comparison with the earlier week.

With the variety of infections slowly happening, the RIVM predicts that the height of the third wave will come sooner than initially anticipated. Since March 31, the curfew has additionally been pushed again an hour, beginning at 10 PM.

New variety of infections

Over the previous week, the RIVM reported 48,186 new infections within the Netherlands. This can be a lower in comparison with the earlier week’s variety of 51,866 new infections. The proportion of optimistic checks, nevertheless, went as much as 8.9% in comparison with 8.5% final week.


The variety of sufferers who’ve died from COVID-19-related issues has gone down barely. This week 142 individuals handed away, in comparison with 171 individuals the earlier week.


Hospitalisations have decreased, nevertheless, the variety of admissions to the ICU has elevated barely. The previous week noticed 1,588 new admissions to the nursing ward and 376 new sufferers within the ICU. The week earlier than, there have been 1,633 and 317 respectively.

Shorter third wave

The RIVM had initially predicted that the Netherlands would see the height of the third wave at round Could 1. Now, the well being institute believes that this would possibly come earlier, round mid-April. The RIVM additionally expects to see fewer ICU admissions on the peak than initially predicted.

Nonetheless, this prediction is predicated on the belief that there shall be no leisure of the coronavirus measures, and that many individuals shall be vaccinated within the coming weeks. In the meantime, coronavirus self-test kits are being launched in Dutch pharmacies.


About one-fifth of the Dutch inhabitants already has coronavirus antibodies. Whereas for a few of us it could nonetheless take some time earlier than we get an invite to obtain our first jab, it’s good to know that getting vaccinated within the Netherlands and not using a Dutch passport is feasible.

Individuals dwelling within the Netherlands who’re registered with the municipality within the Private Information Database (BRP) or the Non-residents Registration (RNI), in addition to individuals and not using a legitimate residence allow, individuals in detention centres, and asylum seekers, are all eligible to get their vaccine within the Netherlands.

Unlawful gatherings in parks

The 22-degree temperatures of the previous week inspired us to go exterior and absorb some sunshine. Sadly, this additionally resulted in giant unlawful gatherings throughout the Netherlands’ parks. Park Lepelenburg in Utrecht closed down and Amsterdam’s Vondelpark was evacuated, with solely piles of trash remaining after the guests had been pressured to go away.

Trial occasions with 1000’s

Tens of 1000’s of individuals will be capable of attend trial occasions organised throughout the Netherlands over the course of April underneath strict security protocols. Museums, theatres, sports activities venues, and live performance organisers are in a position to take part in these trials.

The Eurovision Music Contest, which was initially set to happen in Rotterdam final 12 months (however was cancelled because of the coronavirus) shall be one among these trial occasions and is ready to occur between Could 18 and Could 22.

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