That’s the highest rise in a month
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The number of confirmed Coronavirus cases in the Netherlands shot up by 127 in one day, reports the Dagblad van het Noorden. This is the highest number of positive tests in a month: the highest concentration is in the Hague (15), and Rotterdam (10). Goes in Zeeland also reported 9 new cases.
Though it doesn’t have the most infections overall, Goes only has a population of 27,000 people- making it the highest concentration per capita in the country. The high rise and local infection figures have been revealed by figures from the RIVM.
The RIVM confirmed that on June 18, 132 people tested positive. Naturally, this is much lower than at the highpoint of the first wave of infections: in the fortnight between the end of March and mid-April, more than 1,335 infections were confirmed.
The official death toll now sits at 6,136. The number was corrected after some reports had been filed twice. In total, 11,895 Dutch residents were hospitalised through the virus.
Naturally, the actual total for infections will sit significantly higher, despite their being increased testing capacity. A trend recognisable for anyone that has visited a Dutch GP has developed: despite anyone with any cold or flu-like symptoms being able to be tested, only 12 percent of Dutch people have reported for a Coronavirus test, even with symptoms.
During this first outbreak, over 51,000 Dutch residents have tested positive for the Coronavirus.