Coronavirus death toll among health service workers rises to 11
In total 11 health service workers in the Netherlands have died from coronavirus since the epidemic started, seven of whom had underlying health problems, the national health institute RIVM said on Tuesday.
This means the number of health service workers to die from the virus has gone up by just two since the last update on April 30.
Health service workers also account for nearly 17,000 of nearly 48,000 plus positive tests so far and 529 of the 11,800 hospital admissions.
This is because testing was largely confined to people working in the healthcare sector and emergency services, and people with serious symptoms, up to June 1, the RIVM said.
Since June 1, testing has been open to everyone with mild symptoms of the disease.
The latest official coronavirus death toll in the Netherlands rose by 15 to 6,031 overnight, while a further six people were admitted to hospital and 164 more people have tested positive.
The Tuesday figures are always higher than those published at the weekend because of the time lag in reporting.
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