Weekly update: number of infections in the Netherlands dropped, but curfew extended

The RIVM has launched its weekly coronavirus figures for the interval of February 3 to February 9. The variety of new infections has dropped barely, however strict restrictions will stay in place. 

Regardless of the variety of circumstances dropping, the Dutch authorities has introduced that curfew will proceed till March 2. That is over concern for the brand new variants of the virus that are way more contagious.

New variety of infections

Over the previous week, the RIVM reported 24,668 new infections the Netherlands. That is fewer than the earlier week’s variety of 28,628 new infections.

Deaths

The variety of sufferers who’ve died from COVID-19-related problems has additionally fallen barely. This week 408 folks handed away, in comparison with 418 folks the earlier week.

Hospitalisations

Hospitalisations are additionally down, together with the variety of admissions to the ICU. The previous week noticed 1,096 new admissions to the nursing ward and 172 new sufferers within the ICU. The week earlier than, there have been 1,261 and 254, respectively.

Regardless of the drop in an infection numbers, the Dutch authorities stays involved over the brand new variants of coronavirus, in consequence, strict measures stay in place for the Netherlands.

Curfew prolonged

The Dutch cupboard has made the choice to increase the curfew for 2 weeks, however has advised it might be ended earlier than March 2 if the variety of infections drops considerably. This was a call made in line with the recommendation of the Outbreak Administration Crew.

Vaccinations

As much as and together with Sunday, February 7, 327,834 folks within the Netherlands have acquired a primary corona vaccination. In complete 13,500 healthcare professionals have now acquired a second vaccination. Final week, the Netherlands additionally acquired 191,880 doses of the BioNTech/Pfizer vaccine and 19,200 doses of the Moderna vaccine.

Elfstedentocht might go forward

The Dutch authorities is in favour of the Efstedentocht — a protracted distance ice skating competitors — going forward (climate allowing). The Home of Representatives helps the competitors happening, so long as it may be carried out safely.

The federal government has advised quite a few potential measures that would permit for this. For instance, viewers members won’t be able to attend the occasion. Together with this, because of points with social distancing, amateurs won’t be able to participate. If the occasion does go forward, solely skilled skaters will be capable to take part this 12 months.

The Dutch cupboard will meet with the Eleven Metropolis Affiliation earlier than the particulars might be confirmed.

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