The RIVM also recorded more infections than average on Thursday. According to corrected figures, there were 4,594 at the time.
The number of reported deaths from Covid-19 rose by 50 last 24 hours. 74 deaths were registered on Thursday, 89 on Wednesday and 88 on Tuesday. That does not mean that all those people died in that 24-hour period. Deaths are sometimes passed on after a while.
Rotterdam had the highest number of new cases: 205. In Amsterdam, 119 residents tested positive, in Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/number-of-corona-infections-again-significantly-above-average-small-increase-in-patients-in-hospitals-inland.html
The Hague 85. Zaanstad followed with 81 cases and Purmerend with 78 positive test results.
More than a million
Since the outbreak started almost a year ago, the corona virus was diagnosed in just over a million Dutch people. More than 15,000 people are certain to have died of the virus.
Also for test results, there may be some delay between the test and the registration. Still, the relatively high numbers of the last two days are not entirely unexpected. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/number-of-corona-infections-again-significantly-above-average-small-increase-in-patients-in-hospitals-inland.html
The RIVM announced a slightly higher number of infections in a week for the first time after weeks of declines on Tuesday. More than 25,000 people received a positive test result. That was despite the temporary closure of test locations due to the winter weather.
RIVM has recently warned repeatedly about the extra contagious British variant of the virus, which now most likely already causes the vast majority of infections in the Netherlands: two thirds according to the institute’s calculation models. Article link https://www.news1.news/news/2021/02/number-of-corona-infections-again-significantly-above-average-small-increase-in-patients-in-hospitals-inland.html
The reproduction number of this variant is calculated by RIVM at 1.15. That is, 100 people who contract it light an average of 115 others. To reduce the virus, the reproduction number must fall below 1.
According to the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS), 1943 people with Covid-19 have been admitted, twelve more than Thursday. Of these patients, 510 are so ill that they are in intensive care. That is thirteen less than the day before.
The number of corona patients on the ICs has fluctuated between 500 and 550 for about two weeks.
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