The decline in infection rates in the province continues. The risk level in Groningen has therefore also been reduced again. The situation is no longer ‘very serious’, but “worrisome”. This is evident from the weekly update of the GGD.
Since August 4, 446 new infections have been added in the province of Groningen. A week earlier, there were still 564 positive tests. The infection rate in the province is now at 77 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, which is lower than the national infection rate of 104.
The figures show that not much has changed in the age distribution. In percentage terms, slightly fewer young people have become infected. The proportion of 30 to 65-year-olds has increased slightly.
• 12% in age group 0-14 years (12% last week)
• 16% in the group 15-19 years (last week 23%)
• 32% in category 20-29 years (previous week 30%)
• 38% in category 30-65 years (last week 31%)
• 3% were older than 65 (last week 5%)
On Tuesday, RIVM recorded 57 new positive tests in the entire province of Groningen. That was 13 more than the day before. However, the figure is below the seven-day average of 64. In the municipality of Groningen there were 24 infections, three fewer than a day earlier. This figure is also below the seven-day average of 30.
On Wednesday, there were 12 patients with corona in a Groningen hospital. Four of them are in an IC ward. A week earlier, there were still 17 patients, seven of whom were in the ICU.