The infection numbers are all also lower than the 7-day averages for the Provinces
By Thomas Ansell
The fourth wave of the Coronavirus continues to ebb in the Northern Netherlands, with Groningen, Friesland, and Drenthe all seeing fewer confirmed new cases compared to both yesterday, and the 7-day average.
There were 116 new cases in Friesland yesterday, down from the 7-day average daily total of 139. Drenthe saw just 68 new cases (7-day average: 78 daily), whilst Groningen saw 114 new cases, down from the average of 157.
This is in sharp contrast to just a few weeks ago, when the Dutch government decided to re-open night clubs and remove the face-mask requirement: July 13 saw a full 633 new cases in Groningen alone. Two people were admitted to hospital in Friesland yesterday.
Across the Netherlands, there were 3,914 confirmed positive new cases yesterday: on July 16 the total was 11,277 new cases.
A total of 19,600,216 vaccines have been administered, with about 7.9 million people fully vaccinated, and a further 4 million people having received one shot.