Groningen has only had four new cases in one week, Friesland’s numbers hold steady, two new cases in Drenthe over the weekend
New, slightly loosened, regulations around the Coronavirus in the Netherlands came into force this morning, with hairdressing salons and other care services open (subject to guidance and pre-booking), and some schools for young children partially re-open. Everyone continues to be asked to stay home as much as possible, and to keep a 1.5-metre distance from other people.
In one week, the number of confirmed positive Coronavirus tests in the Province of Groningen rose from 344 to 348, fewer than one new case per day. Since last Saturday, the number of deaths has also only increased by one, to fifteen. The number of hospital admissions increased by one to 74 in the same period.
In the Province of Groningen, 66 patients are still in hospital due to the virus, and 23 patients are in intensive care. Some of the patients come from other regions in the Netherlands, GIC.nl reports.
Figures from the GGD Groningen and RIVM show that the virus’ spread is slowing in the Province of Groningen, with the GGD suggesting that it is stabilising. However, it is possible that new infections will be added in the coming days or weeks.
Meanwhile, in Drenthe, the spread of the virus also seems to be stabilising, with only one new infection per day for the last four days, according to the Dagblad van het Noorden. There are currently seven people in Drents hospitals due to the Coronavirus, though another six are in intensive care.
In Friesland the GGD Fryslân will update its figures later today, with 532 confirmed cases from Friday.
The rest of the country is also showing a downward trend when it comes to the number of infections, hospital admissions and deaths. There are currently 541 corona patients in intensive care.