Both Friesland and Drenthe have been placed at the second-lowest level (2)
Thanks to the Dutch vaccination campaign, the Coronavirus risk level in Groningen has again been brought down to the lowest level on the Dutch government’s four-tier scale. Level 1 is ‘[remain] alert’, and together with the Zaanstreek-Waterland (in Noord-Holland) is the only region in the country where the lowest level applies.
Level 1 means that the situation is under control, and the number of new infections is low, and that pressure on the healthcare system is also not too bad. Friesland and Drenthe are currently at Level 2 (‘worrying’), with Friesland having been placed there from Level 3 this morning.
The risk level is calculated on the basis of the number of infections and the number of hospital admissions. The number of inhabitants is also taken into account, reports the GIC.
In Groningen, there were 18 positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants last week. There were three hospital admissions per 1 million inhabitants.
In addition to the two regions where ‘vigilant’ applies, there are eighteen regions where the situation is labeled as ‘worrying’. The level ‘severe’ applies in five regions. The highest risk level, very serious, no longer applies anywhere, although just two months ago applied across the Netherlands.
All of the most up to date Coronavirus news can be found on the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard