The actual figure may be significantly higher
There are now approximately 34 coronavirus infections tested in the province of Groningen, according to figures from the RIVM. In the city of Groningen the rise in infections is incredibly modest, but the national figures however show a sharp increase overall.
Since Thursday, 534 new patients have been added and 30 people have died from the virus nationally, GIC.nl reports.
RIVM is no longer publishing absolute numbers, with a map now showing how many patients there are per 100,000 inhabitants. In the municipality of Groningen, that figure rose from 9.9 to 12.1, which means that about 28 patients have now been tested positive.
In the municipalities of Pekela, Westerkwartier and Central Groningen, two infections were also confirmed per municipality.
Across the country, there are now 2,994 infections tested (+534). With a new number of thirty deceased patients, the total number of deaths is 106 (all ages 63 to 95 years). In total, 643 patients were or have been hospitalised, an increase of 54. Among the infections, 725 are people who work in healthcare: they are tested more often than other groups.
Most people tested positive live in the province of Noord Brabant, namely 1012 people. After that, most people tested positive were reported in South Holland (405), Limburg (366) and North Holland (353).
The actual number of infections with COVID-19 is higher than the number of reports in this update, because not everyone with potential infection is tested anymore. Specialists suspect that eighty percent of infections remain under the radar.