Unfortunately, five people have died in that period as well
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Asser Courant, Drenthe is suffering heavily from the second Coronavirus wave. The RIVM has confirmed 131 new infections in the last 24-hour period, whilst five people have died from complications.
The most new infections are in the Gemeente Emmen (52), followed by Hoogeveen (16), and Assen (13). The deaths have occurred in the Gemeentes Emmen, Hoogeveen, Aa en Hunze; and Nordenveld.
Since the beginning of the Coronavirus outbreak, Drenthe has seen 2,667 people become infected- and 65 people have lost their lives.
For a reasonably long while it looked like Drenthe and indeed Groningen would escape the worse of the pandemic, however the North is increasingly looking like a second hotspot after Amsterdam, The Hague, and Rotterdam.
On Wednesday evening, hospitals in Drenthe (and Groningen) had 64 patients in Intensive Care due to the Coronavirus and its complications- this was zero just three weeks ago. The hospitals expect that in the next week or so they will have to reduce their normal care by about 20 percent.
The number of actual cases is likely to be higher, as not everyone with the Coronavirus will have had a test. This is likely to be the case with the number of deaths, too.
Image via the Coronavirus dashboard (screenshot)