With the Coronavirus vaccine beginning its rollout in the next two weeks, the number of new infections has risen in Groningen, but fallen in Friesland and Drenthe
By Thomas Ansell
Though the Netherlands is in lockdown until at least January 19, and lots of International people spent an isolated Christmas period in the North, the spread of the Coronavirus has continued across Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe.
Whilst daily infection figures are increasingly volatile in the North, the data for January 4 shows a fall in new infections in Friesland and Drenthe. However this still meant that 247 people tested positive in Friesland (down 42) and 187 people tested positive in Drenthe (down 82). In both Provinces around 11 percent of all tests taken were returned positive.
The situation in the Province of Groningen looks worse, however, with 325 new infections confirmed yesterday: up 24. Some parts of the Province, such as the Delfzijl, Oldambt, and Westerwolde cases are approaching 100 people per 100,000, though it should be noted that these places have somewhat smaller population figures than 100,000 people.