Small rise in coronavirus infections, 14 new deaths reported
The number of new deaths from Covid-19 increased slightly on Monday to 14, while hospital admissions rose to 27, according to the public health agency RIVM.
Official figures tend to be lower on Sunday and Monday because of a delay in reporting new cases over the weekend. The average number of deaths over the last seven days was unchanged at 34.
A further 146 people tested positive for coronavirus, bringing the total to 44,161. The real number of infections is thought to be around 40% higher because of limited testing capacity.
Since Monday non-professional carers have been eligible for coronavirus tests as the government tries to reduce the number of infections in the community. The proportion of positive tests has fallen in recent days to around 5 per cent.
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