Dutch coronavirus death toll continues to creep up

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The official Dutch coronavirus death toll rose by a further 28 on Friday, the public health institute RIVM said in its latest update. That takes the total number of deaths to 5,931.

At the same time, the total number of people who died in the week to May 24 was below the number which would have been expected for the time of year, the RIVM said. It is the second week in a row in which fewer people died that statistics would have indicated.

In total, 2,750 people died in the week to May 24. At the height of the crisis, the weekly death toll was over 5,000.

The number of hospital admissions continues to rise slowly, rising by eight overnight to 11,722.

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