Less positive coronavirus exams, and hospital admissions fall again

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The strong fluctuations in the selection of new coronavirus cases continued on Friday, when public overall health institute RIVM reported 8,169 new situations, down 1,549 on Thursday.

The Friday full is higher than the weekly typical of 7,724 and fewer exams have also been carried out, the RIVM stated. Just above 54,000 individuals have been examined in the past week, when compared with 61,000 in the week in advance of and nearly 80,000 in the week just before that.

The quantity of clinic sufferers has also long gone down for the 3rd working day in a row, dropping by 80 to 2,644 right away. Of them, 708 are remaining dealt with in intense treatment.

In accordance to an examination of the RIVM figures by broadcaster RTL, there is a clear url concerning the number of family members-relevant infections and the Christmas celebrations.

In the week before Christmas, about 23% of scenarios with an an infection supply were relatives related but this had gone up to 35% in the following week, RTL claimed.


Virologist Ab Osterhause advised NPO radio on Friday that the cabinet have to now increase the present lockdown. ‘Relaxing it is not on the playing cards,’ Osterhaus said. Tougher measures, these kinds of as a curfew as in Germany, would be an alternative, he said.

Resources informed NOS earlier this 7 days that colleges, places to eat, bars and shops were being probably to remain shut right up until the conclusion of January and a lot more areas could be shut in an endeavor to carry the numbers down.

The cupboard is due to make a selection future Tuesday after consulting the Outbreak Management Group.

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