After the big falls in positive cases in recent weeks, a warning for the North
According to the Dutch government’s Coronavirus Dashboard, the number of positive Coronavirus infections in the North has ebbed back from high peaks in October thanks to the current semi-lockdown, but cases remain at a constant level in general.
In Groningen, positive cases have been generally increasing since November 12, now sitting at 13.7 cases per 100,000 residents. In Friesland, positive cases have fallen since October, and now sit at 10.8 per 100,000 residents- though on individual days it has been double this. In Drenthe, positive case numbers have sat steadily at about 14-15 positive cases per 100,000 residents since last week. All figures via the RIVM/Coronavirus Dashboard. In certain southern Dutch areas (like Schiedam near Rotterdam), the figures are at nearly 70 positive cases per 100,000 residents.
In individual terms, yesterday 80 people tested positive in Groningen, 70 in Friesland, and 78 in Drenthe.
On Monday morning, 64 people had been admitted to Groningen hospitals due to a Coronavirus infection. That’s five less than before the weekend and two less than a week ago.
In the Northern Netherlands, 155 Coronavirus patients have now been admitted to hospital, two fewer than before the weekend, OOGTV reports.
A week ago, 153 corona patients were admitted to the north. Of the 155 patients admitted, 83 were from outside the region, before the weekend there were 92.
For more information, check out the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard.
Image: screenshot from coronadashboard.rijksoverheid.nl