The number of registered positive coronavirus tests dipped below 7,000 in the 24 hours to Thursday 10 am, according to new figures from public health institute RIVM.
It is the sixth day in row that positive tests have fallen, dropping to 6,994 on Thursday morning, which is 650 down on Wednesday’s total.
Although the number of new hospital admissions rose by 261, up 25 on Wednesday, fewer people were admitted to intensive care and the number of people being treated in hospital fell overnight by 60 to 2,512. Of them, 607 people are being treated in an IC unit, down 15 on Wednesday’s total.
The death rate remains high, however, averaging 73 a day for the past seven days, compared with an average of 49 in the week earlier period.
Rotterdam continues to have most positive tests, followed by Amsterdam and The Hague. Prime minister Mark Rutte warned on Wednesday that Rotterdam may face a curfew if the infection rate does not drop.