The official risk level for Groningen is now ‘very serious’
Coronavirus figures in Groningen are no longer growing exponentially, but the entire province is now considered ‘very serious’ on the Dutch government’s official scale. On Tuesday, 374 infections were confirmed by the health authorities in the previous 24 hours in the municipality of Groningen.
A day earlier, there were 439 infections. The new number is also lower than the seven-day average of 399 positive tests, reports the GIC.
The numbers are also rising slower in the Province of Groningen. The number of infections fell from 521 (Monday) to 469 on Tuesday. The provincial figure is also below the 7-day average of 477.
In the province of Groningen, one patient has been hospitalised for the first time since June 26. In any case, that person is not from the municipality of Groningen, and has been transferred from another region in the Netherlands.
The government’s Coronavirus dashboard now shows that Groningen, together with ten other Security Regions, has the fourth and highest risk level of ‘very serious’. The level is also ‘very serious’ ratings in the safety regions of Twente, Utrecht, Amsterdam-Amstelland and Central and West Brabant. Zeeland is at ‘worrying’ (second level) and Drenthe and Friesland have the third level ‘serious’.
Across the country, 7,888 infections were added on Tuesday, which was less than a day earlier, when RIVM counted 8,502 infections. The national figure is still higher than the seven-day average of 7,422. 31 people were hospitalized and six patients ended up in an ICU bed.
Since the Dutch government re-opened clubs on June 26, infections have risen in the Netherlands by more than 500%. Of those confirmed infections where the source could be traced, over 35% came from pubs, clubs, and bars.