‘Only in Zeeland no clear growth of corona’ – HVZeeland


By: Roland de Jong

MIDDELBURG – Only in Zeeland is there no clear growth in the number of corona infections. Jaap van Dissel of the RIVM said this in his briefing to the Lower House this afternoon.

Although most of the infections are currently in the big cities, there is also clear growth in other parts of the country, said Van Dissel. Zeeland is the only exception, according to the RIVM director. For Zeeland, the average number of positively tested people per 100,000 inhabitants is now 3.7. Nationally, this figure is 17.4. The so-called ‘signal value’ is 7.

Jan Lonink, chairman of the Zeeland Safety Region (VRZ) left yesterday in a comment already know that despite the relatively low number of infections in Zeeland, action was also needed here. “Although there are currently fewer infections in Zeeland than in other regions, we have to wait for problems when we look around us. Corona does not stop at the regional or country border. That is why the virus is just as likely to be lurking here, ”said Lonink.

New infections
Today 13 new Zeeland infections were reported. These are residents of the municipalities of Borsele (1), Hulst (2), Middelburg (2), Schouwen-Duiveland (1), Terneuzen (4), Veere (1) and Vlissingen (2). According to Omroep Zeeland, there are currently 15 corona patients in Zeeland hospitals: six in Terneuzen and nine in Goes. A total of six of the 15 people mentioned are in an intensive care unit (IC).

By the way, the yesterday announced new corona measures definitively effective.

Questions about the Coronavirus?
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