The last hospital admission was on May 5
No one has tested positive for the Coronavirus in the province of Groningen for two weeks. Also, since 5 May, no Groningen resident with corona has been admitted to hospital. This is evident from figures from the GGD and RIVM. As reported by the GIC.
Between June 15 and 16, the number of infections tested in Groningen rose from 365 to 367. Since then, the number of infections has been stable and unchanged. This is remarkable, since a number of Coronavirus-related measures have been relaxed. For example, physical education in higher education was again allowed, the visiting arrangement in care homes were expanded and residents were allowed to go on holiday again.
Hospital admissions and number of deceased patients
Since the outbreak of the virus, a total of 74 people from Groningen have been hospitalised. The last recorded hospitalisation of someone from the province was on May 5. On May 17, the number of deceased patients rose from 16 to 17. Since then, the virus has not claimed any more lives in the province.
New relaxations of the lockdown
Today, as of July 1, a number of measures have been further relaxed. The ‘intelligent lockdown’ seems to mostly be over. Saunas, gyms and sports canteens are allowed to open again. All indoor and outdoor sports are allowed again and young people up to the age of 18 no longer have to keep a distance. Sex workers and masseurs are also allowed to return to work. Fairgrounds may also open again, but night clubs won’t be allowed to open their doors just yet. Even choirs are allowed to get back to work, as long as singers stay 1.5 meters away from eachother.
No upper limit on events
An important change is that there is no longer an upper limit for how many people can come together, although the “one and a half meter standard” definitely DOES apply. For example, restaurants can receive unlimited guests (at 1.5 meters) if they conduct a check conversation when guests make a reservation. If that does not work, then a maximum of one hundred people may come together. These rules also apply to theaters, public buildings and other indoor gatherings.
Outside, 250 people are allowed to meet without a check-up. More are also allowed, but then there must be seats and guests must be able to reserve. There is no maximum number of people for zoos, fairgrounds and amusement parks.
The advice remains to keep 1.5 meters away, in general life.