Any new COVID-19 patients will be treated in isolation rooms
Translated by Thomas Ansell
The MCL Hospital in Leeuwarden has today officially shut its Coronavirus ward, with the final specialist COVID patient having been moved to an isolation room. Exhausted medical staff raised a glass to their efforts over the last 18 months, reports the Omrop Fryslân.
In the last week, only two Coronavirus patients had to be cared for in Frisian hospitals: just five weeks ago the number was 25. Thanks to the vaccination campaign in the Netherlands finally getting up to full speed, the number of new infections in Friesland has also dropped.
The Province’s official risk level has even been dropped down to level 3 of 4 on the Dutch government’s scale (‘serious’). This is thanks to the number of infections being at 58 per 100,000 residents: the official risk level could drop even further thanks to the reducing number of hospitalisations in the next week or two.
The number of weekly infections in raw terms was 267: down by half on the week before. The Wadden Islands of Vleiland, Schiermonnikoog, and Terschelling recorded no new cases (all of the islands were vaccinated in one week, in May). The highest number of cases was in Leeuwarden, with 62 new infections in a week, followed by Súdwest-Fryslân (Sneek), with 37 new cases in a week.