The GGD Friesland recorded 57 positive tests this week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The GGD in Friesland recorded 57 positive results out of the 4,200 tests carried out last week in the Province, reports the Omrop Fryslân. The week before saw 59 positive results from 2,800 tests, says the GGD Fryslân.
August has seen around 120 new infections in Friersland, and around a quarter of these seem to have been picked up following holidays overseas, according to the GGD’s analysis. The thirty people that seem to have caught the Coronavirus overseas, with 9 having holidayed in France.
“More people have picked up the virus outside of the Netherlands than we had hoped, so we have to stay alert. Holidaymakers with symptoms must self-quarantine, and make sure they get tested”, says Wim Kleinhuis, the head of the GGD Fryslân.
A local outbreak in Dokkum was linked to a small gathering, which resulted in around 50 positive tests. The GGD says that this local outbreak was compounded by social distancing being ignored, and those with symptoms even continuing to go out and socialise.
On Thursday a testing location was shut on Terschelling, which had tested 824 young people staying at the Appelhof campsite. Two were tested positive. Other people linked to the campsite resulted in 12 other positive tests.
The GGD Fryslân has completed 4,203 tests this week, up 1,338 from the last week.
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