52 percent of infections in the last week came through ‘home transmission’
The number of Coronavirus infections in the province of Groningen remains high, says the GGD’s weekly update.
According to the GGD, the virus spread remains “very serious”. “In the province, we were dealing with an infection rate of approximately 124 cases per 100,000 inhabitants last week. The number of hospital admissions is 80 per 1,000,000 inhabitants on a weekly basis. ” Since the outbreak of the Coronavirus in the Netherlands, the virus has now been diagnosed in 21,763 people in the province of Groningen, OOGTV reports.
Similarly to last week, five percent of positive tests were in the age category 0 to 14 years. In the 15 to 19 age group, six percent. In the category 20 to 29 years at 15 percent, 30 to 65 years at 52 percent and in the category older than 65 years, 22% of the positive tests were taken.
Last week, the GGD was able to carry out a full source and contact investigation for each new infection. In 65 percent of the new infections, it was also possible to identify a suspected source. This shows that 52 percent became infected in home situations, 21 percent in work situations, 19 percent during leisure activities; 19 percent in a care institution, and 1 percent at school or childcare.
“In the past week, no new large clusters in care institutions were added. More than one suspected source can sometimes be identified per new infection. The percentages mentioned add up to more than 100 percent”, says the GGD.
As stated, the number of infections in the province is about the same as the past week. “This is in line with the national trend. For the province of Groningen as a whole, we are at about 124 reports per 100,000 inhabitants this week. This brings the total number of deaths in the province to 166.”
Last week, 7,144 people were tested in the various test locations in the province. Of them, 578 people received a positive test result. All test locations were closed on Sunday due to winter conditions. Due to this closure, the number of tests taken is lower compared to the week before. However, the find rate has increased slightly. Of all samples taken, 8.1 percent tested positive compared to 7.6 percent last week.