Friesland has returned 974 positive Coronavirus tests this week
Translated by Thomas Ansell
As reported by the Omrop Fryslân, the Coronavirus has spread quickly throughout Friesland in the last week, with 974 positive tests recorded- 271 more than the week before.
The last time that more infections were recorded in a week was in October, during the high-point of the ‘second wave’. In the entirety of the Netherlands last week more than 47,893 infections were recorded, up 37 percent on the week before.
Friesland therefore sits within a national trend, and saw an average daily rise of 139 positive cases per day last week. Since March 10, when the first two cases appeared in Gorredijk (Gemeente Opsterland) 9,963 Frisian residents have contracted the virus.
The GGD Fryslân has confirmed four deaths across the week, slightly lower than the week before. Officially, 142 people have died due to the Coronavirus in Friesland since March: although this may be inaccurate due to lower testing rates at the start of the year.
The Gemente Súdwest-Fryslân, centred around Sneek, is a hotspot in the province. In the last week the region recorded 291 new infections, around 30 percent of the total for the entire Province. The GGD Fryslân says that it is difficult to explain exactly why that region is so badly affected.
For the most up-to-date figures on the development of the Coronavirus, check out the Dutch Governments’ Coronavirus Dashboard.
Image via the Coronavirus Dashboard (screenshot). Infection spread in Friesland Thursday 10 December 2020.