Dutch coronavirus official death toll rises by just 18

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The overnight official death toll from coronavirus in the Netherlands rose by 18 to 5,440 public health institute RIVM said on Sunday. The number of hospital admissions rose by just 22.

However, both figures do not reflect the true situation this weekend, as deaths and hospital admissions are not always reported within 24 hours, the RIVM said.

A further 245 people have tested positive for coronavirus, taking the total to 42,627. Half the people who have tested positive for Covid-19 are over the age of 60.

The weekend time lag leads to a regular spike in deaths and hospital admissions on Tuesday.

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