An information board in the center. The Amsterdam-Amstelland Safety Region is taking additional measures due to the increasing crowds in the city center. (image anp / Olaf Kraak)
The number of corona infections has doubled in the past seven days, says RIVM spokesperson Coen Berends. “There are suddenly 980 extra infections. Before that, there were four hundred cases. ” Of the 163 new infections confirmed on Thursday, nearly seventy people were aged 20 to forty years.
This increase is partly due to the fact that more people are being tested. Contrary to three months ago, those with mild complaints can now be tested. So that would give a distorted picture.
At the same time, this group is indeed experiencing a relative increase, says Berends. Reference is made to nearly a hundred clusters. That varies from contamination.