Despite the ongoing lockdown, and the recently-imposed curfew, the daily number of Coronavirus infections in Groningen and Drenthe is up, whilst Friesland has seen a small fall
By Adriana Dancu
With the Dutch parliament having implemented a curfew across the Netherlands, nearly 200 Coronavirus cases were registered in Friesland (169) and Groningen (154) today. Drenthe’s rise in cases is more modest, at 109.
More concerningly, the number of new cases rose in both Groningen and Drenthe. In Groningen there were 75 more cases today compared to yesterday, whilst in Drenthe there were 33 more today. The total of positive cases in Friesland, on the other hand, fell by 9, even though Friesland has the highest number of positive cases at the moment.
The hospital admissions have decreased in both Friesland, and Drenthe, by 7 and 3 respectively. In Groningen, however, hospital admissions increased by 12.
At the national level, there are 4,774 positive cases and 69 deaths. The ‘R-rate’ for the entire country is, according to the Coronavirus dashboard, 0.93, which means that every 100 infected people are likely to infect a further 93 people. Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe all have more than 20 infections per 100,000 residents, with the entire country being considered ‘severe’ hotspot.
For more up to date information about the Coronavirus, visit the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard.