Due to a widescale vaccination programme, the Coronavirus is receding in the North
It seems that the Coronavirus is very much on the decline in Groningen, at least. The GGD Groningen announced that the situation level in Groningen is now ‘worrying’ (level 3), down from ‘very serious’ (level 5) last week.
The fact that Groningen has dropped two levels in one update is due to a combination of falling infection figures, and the falling hospital admission figures, too. The infection rate is now 95 cases per 100,000 inhabitants in Groningen, and there are also only 15 hospital admissions per 100,000 inhabitants.
Figures from the GGD show that large numbers of people testing positive for the Coronavirus are getting younger. Only four percent of positive cases occured in people older than 65 years, whilst about 44 percent of people with a positive test were between the ages of 30 and 65 and the rest (52 percent) are under the age of 30. Veendam (infection rate 142 per 100,000), Pekela (131) and Oldambt (126) recorded the highest figures last week, reports the GIC.
The declining numbers are largely caused by vaccinations. Last week a record number of 36,294 vaccinations were administered by the Groningen GGD. That is more than 8,000 more than a week earlier. The GGD now administers about 6,000 injections per day. More than 30 percent (last week that was 28 percent) of the people of Groningen have received their first shot from a GGD and 15 percent (last week 12 percent) have been fully vaccinated by a GGD. Up to and including week 21, a total of 235,776 vaccinations were given by GGD Groningen.