The number of infections in the Province is down 15 percent week-on-week
The province of Groningen has the lowest level of new Coronavirus infections in the Netherlands in the last week, says the GGD Groningen. Despite falling cases, the classification level of the province remains at the level “very serious”, or 4/4 on the Dutch government’s scale.
Last Tuesday to this Tuesday saw 960 new infections registered in Groningen, 15 percent down on last week (1137). As reported by the GIC.
Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, 30,260 people in the Province of Groningen have been confirmed to have been infected with the Coronavirus.
At 160 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, the infection rate in the province of Groningen is currently the lowest in the Netherlands, and is well below the national average of 279 infections per 100,000 inhabitants.
According to the GGD, most infections (50 percent) in Groningen occur in the age category between 30 and 64 years.
For children between 0 and 14 years the rate is 11 percent, in the 15-19 year group it is 7 percent and between 20 and 29 it is 19 percent. 14 percent of the cases concerned someone aged 65 or older.
Most infections (59 percent) take place at home, according to the GGD, with just 3 percent at school or childcare.