Weekly update: rise in infections, but drop in Deaths and ICUs

The RIVM has launched its weekly coronavirus figures for the interval of March 9 to March 16. The variety of infections has risen in comparison with the earlier week.

In mild of figures rising massive scale occasions comparable to King’s Day have been cancelled till Could 6. The cupboard will revisit coronavirus restrictions on March 23, when they could enable terraces to open if the R price is sufficiently low.

New variety of infections

Over the previous week, the RIVM reported 39,527 new infections within the Netherlands. This is a rise in comparison with the earlier week’s variety of 31,959 new infections.

Nevertheless, a whopping 21% extra folks bought examined, so the variety of optimistic assessments truly dropped: 7.7% this week in comparison with 8,1% final week. The RIVM calls this a very good factor since extra folks with corona will now be detected and keep dwelling.


The variety of sufferers who’ve died from COVID-19-related problems has decreased. This week 204 folks handed away, in comparison with 269 folks the earlier week.


Hospitalisations are taking place, nevertheless, the variety of admissions to the ICU has gone up barely. The previous week noticed 1,234 new admissions to the nursing ward and 268 new sufferers within the ICU. The week earlier than, there have been 1,145 and 271, respectively.

The Dutch authorities stays involved over the brand new variants of coronavirus in addition to the third wave of infections, resulting in the cancellation of massive public occasions.

King’s Day cancelled

Massive scale occasions have been cancelled till not less than Could 6. The Safety Council has determined to ban permits for giant occasions to scale back the unfold of coronavirus. Which means public holidays like King’s Day and Liberation day can be celebrated at dwelling slightly than within the streets.

AstraZeneca vaccines paused

Earlier this week, the Medicines Authority (MEB) suggested the ministry of well being to briefly halt the rollout of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Nobody within the Netherlands will obtain the vaccine for 2 weeks as a consequence of fears of a connection between the vaccine and blood clots (thrombosis). As of but, there have been no instances within the Netherlands of vaccine recipients experiencing thrombosis.

Outgoing Minister of Well being, Hugo de Jonge, assures that the vaccine is protected, however the ministry will pause the vaccine as a precaution. AstraZeneca has mentioned there isn’t a elevated threat of blood clots in relation to the vaccine.

Curfew exception for the election

Yesterday, some Dutch residents started voting for the final election. The avondklok (curfew) is presently in place till March 30, however there’s an exception for voting days (March 15, 16 and 17).

Anybody coming back from voting or counting votes won’t be penalised for being exterior after 9 PM on lately.

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