The number of positive cases has risen quickly in the last few days
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Leeuwarder Courant, Friesland breached the unfortunate 1000 Coronavirus case mark over the weekend, with a total of 1056 confirmed cases since March. The number of positive cases are gathering at pace, with 72 people testing positive over the weekend.
The number of people needing to be admitted to hospital isn’t quite keeping up (luckily), with one person going into hospital over the weekend- making a total of 133 hospitalisations since March. Luckier still, no one has died from the virus in Friesland since July.
Leeuwarden is the hotspot for the virus in Friesland, with 24 positive tests over the weekend. The city of around 110,000 is now responsible for about one third of Friesland’s cases. In contrast to the first large outbreak in March, the incoming ‘wave’ seems to be affecting younger people more than the elderly: Leeuwarden and several other Gemeentes in Friesland that are virus hotspots all have largely youthful populations: Leeuwarden has three universities in the city.
From today the organisation of GGD’s will open its special Coronavirus test-line for people that work in the medical, care, and education sectors (+31 (0) 800 81 01). It is hoped that this will lead to quicker testing times for those that work with vulnerable people and children. At the moment there is a national issue with testing result times due to pressure on the various labs processing tests.