95 people in the City of Groningen tested positive on Monday, with 141 positive tests in the province
The Coronavirus is spreading more and more in the city of Groningen, it seems. Between Sunday and Monday, 95 “Stadjers” tested positive for the virus, as the number of infections in the entire province of Groningen increased by 141. Nationwide, 4,581 positive tests were tallied.
Despite the measures introduced in recent weeks, the number of positive tests continues to rise. In the city of Groningen, a record number of 75 infections were added on Saturday. A day a new record was set of 95. In the province of Groningen, too, the number rose from 117 on Sunday to 141 a day later. As reported by the GIC.
There are concerns about the rising number of positive tests across the country. 4,581 positive tests were reported on Monday, which is considerably more than the day before (4,007). According to the NOS, the number of positive tests in the past seven days is on an average of just over 3,700. A week earlier there were about 2,650.
Luckily, no-one in Groningen has died due to the Coronavirus in the past week. There are now twelve patients in the hospital due to its effects, one of which is in the ICU. That’s three more than the day before. Some of those patients may come from another region, though, with Dutch hospitals spreading the load across the country to maximise care.
Throughout the Netherlands, 892 Covid-19 patients are now in hospital, 177 of which are in an ICU. The number of hospital admissions increased by 82 in one day.
According to Ernst Kuipers of the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution, fewer patients are now entering IC because there is more knowledge about the correct treatment. According to him, there are no indications that the virus is less dangerous, though.
Kuipers does sound the alarm about the increasing numbers of infections and hospital admissions. He expects the number of hospital admissions to exceed 1000 within a few days. If the number of new infections does not decrease in the coming days, he expects that regular care will have to be shut down in many places. Kuipers therefore hints at extra measures to help control the spread of the virus in society at large.