Weekly update: infections rise again, after school care opens next week

The RIVM has launched its weekly coronavirus figures for the interval of April 7 to April 13. The variety of infections has risen in comparison with the earlier week.

With the variety of infections slowly rising once more, the RIVM predicts that the peak of the third wave within the Netherlands will come sooner than initially anticipated however has not but been hit.

The Dutch cupboard hoped to announce some easing of coronavirus restrictions in tonight’s press convention together with opening terraces. Nonetheless, on Sunday it introduced these measures is not going to be eased till a minimum of April 28. The one exception is after college care which will likely be opened on Monday.

New variety of infections

Over the previous week, the RIVM reported 51,240 new infections within the Netherlands. This is a rise in comparison with the earlier week’s variety of 48,186 new infections. The proportion of constructive assessments went up 9.6%  in comparison with 8.9%% final week.


The variety of sufferers who’ve died from COVID-19-related issues has gone up. This week 174 individuals handed away, in comparison with 142 individuals the earlier week.


Hospitalisations have decreased barely whereas the variety of admissions to the ICU has elevated barely. The previous week noticed 1,700 new admissions to the nursing ward and 386 new sufferers within the ICU. The week earlier than, there have been 1,724 and 381 respectively.


Within the midst of the confusion over the AstraZeneca vaccine, forty p.c of individuals over the age of 60 within the Netherlands have stated they don’t need it. That is after the outgoing cupboard determined to pause the rollout of the vaccine to these beneath the age of 60 over fears of hyperlinks to thrombosis.

Regardless of this fluctuation in coverage, Well being Minister De Jonge has stated that the advantages of the vaccine outweigh the dangers. The European Medicines Company (EMA) has issued the identical message. Presently, the danger of getting any uncomfortable side effects from the vaccine and dying from coronavirus is comparable amongst younger girls within the Netherlands — that is decrease than the danger of thrombosis from hormonal contraception.

Terraces and outlets keep closed

Regardless of final week suggesting that there was a plan to open terraces and outlets as of April 21, the cupboard has since stated that this is not going to be doable. After hospitals stated that they had been baffled by these plans, the Dutch cupboard has determined that figures don’t at the moment assist this transfer.

The cupboard is suspending these plans till April 28, offering the R charge is low sufficient to allow the easing of measures. Mayors of 4 main cities within the Netherlands have made an pressing enchantment to the federal government to open terraces saying imposing present measures is turning into inconceivable.

After college care to open subsequent week

After college care will likely be totally open once more from Monday, April 19, onwards. The choice was made by the cupboard this morning, in response to insider sources in The Hague. To make sure the security of kids and lecturers, the identical guidelines will apply for after college care as for main colleges which had already opened two months in the past.

Youngsters is not going to be required to distance themselves from one another, however lecturers should distance themselves from kids. If anybody assessments constructive for coronavirus, the entire class should quarantine.

Deliberate assault on vaccination centre

Final week, Dutch police arrested a person in reference to a deliberate bombing of a coronavirus vaccination web site. The 37-year-old man allegedly wished to plant the bomb on the former metropolis corridor of Den Helder the place vaccinations are at the moment being administered. The police have regarded this as an act of terrorism.

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