Stadskanaal, in the east of Groningen, is the newest hotspot for infections, says the GGD
For the first time in several weeks, the number of new Coronavirus infections in the Province of Groningen has fallen (week-on-week). Between 21 and 28 October, 780 positive tests were counted in the province, with the GGD indicating that about 150 more infections must be included. This would mean that compared to last week (1,161 new cases) the number of new infections has fallen by about 230. Strikingly, it is now the Stadskanaal region that is now the main Coronavirus hotspot in the province, GIC.nl reports.
Since the outbreak of the pandemic, 5,452 people have been tested positive in the province. The age distribution of the patients from the past week corresponds to a week earlier: with a slight shift towards somewhat older age categories. At the start of the second wave, more and more young people were becoming infected.
4 percent in age category 0-15 years (last week 3 percent)
7 percent in the 15-19 year group (last week 6 percent)
27 percent in category 20-29 years (last week 31 percent)
49 percent in category 30-65 years (last week also 49 percent)
13 percent were older than 65 years (last week 11 percent)
Source of infection only known in one third of new cases
The source of contamination is known in 34 percent of the new cases. In 65 percent of the cases where the source of infection is known, people have become infected at home. The rest of the infections are caused at work (14 percent), in leisure activities (8 percent), in care institutions (7 percent) and in other places (6 percent).
According to the GGD, Stadskanaal is now the municipality with the most infections. In the past week there were 193 reports per 100,000 inhabitants. That is more than in Groningen (142 per 100,000). There were also many infections in Pekela (131 per 100,000) and Westerwolde (121 per 100,000). The municipality of Loppersum, one of the few municipalities without infections for months, now has 115 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
More information is available on the Dutch government’s Coronavirus dashboard.
Image (a screenshot) of the Coronavirus Dashboard
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