In the last five days, the number of reports came to about 10,000 four times. The one time it was lower was last Saturday. Due to an ICT failure in the health services, ‘only’ 8,663 positive tests were received.
Last week the RIVM reported 55,587 reports of new cases in the seven days before. The week before, the institute received 43,903 reports of positive tests. A week earlier, the virus was found in 27,485 people.
The number of deaths from corona increased by 329 in the past week. That does not mean that they died in the past week, because such information sometimes comes in a little later. Last week, the RIVM reported 185 deaths.
The RIVM also reported last week that 1,492 people had been admitted to a hospital ward for the corona virus, and that 287 people had been admitted to an intensive care unit. This week, 1,739 ended up in hospital, and 333 in ic.
In the past 24 hours, 10,315 positive corona tests have been reported. The total number of corona patients admitted to the hospital is 2358, 109 more than the previous day. There are 529 corona patients in intensive care (of which 2 in Germany), 25 more than the day before.
There are also 456 non-covid patients in the ICU, 25 more than yesterday. The total IC occupancy is thus 987, 50 more than the previous day.
7 pm: press moment
The cabinet thinks it is still too early to announce stricter measures. Prime Minister Rutte will therefore not be giving an extensive press conference today. There is, however, a short press moment. That can be seen live at 7 p.m. on RTL 4 and on this site.
In the coming days, the cabinet wants to wait and see how the number of infections will develop. This week, the effects of the partial lockdown we are in now should become visible, so the numbers continue to rise, but we cannot draw firm conclusions from that yet.
The partial lockdown took effect on October 14 in the evening. So the first full day was on October 15th. Normally you only know after about 10 days whether the measures have had an effect, and so the number of infections stabilizes or decreases.
If you become infected, it takes 5 to 6 days before you become ill. And then it takes an average of another 4 days before you are tested and have the results. Still, we cannot clearly see a decline in the numbers yet. Not all infections are passed on directly to RIVM. There is still a delay, from a few days to sometimes a week.
Catching up backlogs
In addition, GGDs are now busy catching up. As a result, that daily contamination figure is considerably clouded and not the best indicator.
It is still too early for the government to draw any conclusions. In the meantime, discussions are being held within the cabinet whether or not we should go into lockdown.
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