With the Coronavirus vaccine beginning its rollout in the next two weeks, the number of new infections has risen in Groningen, Friesland and Drenthe
By Adriana Dancu
Even though the lockdown in the Netherlands could be extended after 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 7 shows a slight increase in new infections in Friesland and Drenthe. Compared to yesterday, in Friesland, the positive Coronavirus cases increased by 10.3 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (67 more positive cases), and Drenthe shows an increase of 15.6 cases per 100,000 inhabitants (77 more positive cases).
The situation in the Province of Groningen looks worse, however, with 168 new infections confirmed yesterday, an increase of 28.7 per 100,000 inhabitants. Some parts of the Province, such as the Oldambt, cases are approaching 100 people per 100,000, while in Westerwolde, positive cases exceeded 100 people per 100,000 inhabitants. It should be noted, however, that these places have somewhat smaller population figures than 100,000 people.