The number of Coronavirus infections in the province of Groningen has increased to 486 new cases in the past week. With 465 cases last week, and a small increase in hospital admisions, the Dutch government has returned Groningen to level 3 of 4 on the official risk scale.
The infection rate in the province of Groningen is now 82 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is below the national average of 98 per 100,000 inhabit-ants, GIC.nl reports.
Due to an increase in the number of hospital admissions (17 hospital admissions per 1,000,000 inhabit-ants), the classification level of our region has risen to ‘serious’, says the GGD health authority.
Since the start of the epidemic, 47,615 people in the province of Groningen have been diagnosed with COVID-19.
Most of the new infections are in the age categories 20-29, and 30-65. This highlights the importance of getting a vaccine: even younger people (if unvaccinated) can require hospitalisation if they become infected with the Coronavirus.
Age groups and infections
• 9% in age category 0-14 years (14% last week)
• 13% in the 15-19 year group (11% last week)
• 30% in category 20-29 years (34% last week)
• 41% in category 30-65 years (37% last week)
• 7% were older than 65 (last week 4%)