As more and more people are vaccinated in the Netherlads, less-populated regions are becoming the least risk the quickest
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The Province of Friesland has had its Coronavirus risk level lowered by the Dutch national health institute (RIVM), and is now at level three of four: ‘serious. Friesland now joins other regions such as Utrecht, Limburg-Noord, and Zeeland in this category. The Provinces of Groningen and Drenthe, along with IJsselland (around Zwolle), and some others are now at level 2: ‘worrying’.
The risk levels are calculated according to how many Coronavirus infections per 100,000 residents occur, and the number of hospital admissions per million residents; at the moment analysis is focusing on figures from the week 31 May to 6 June.
At the moment, Friesland has 58 confirmed cases per 100,000 people (low enough for the Province to be considered at ‘level two’), but hospital admissions are currently at 20 per one million residents. This would have to drop to 16 per one million residents for the risk level to be dropped further.
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