The Dutch public health institute RIVM registered 11,214 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to Wednesday morning, but the figure has been distorted by computer failures over the past couple of days.
In total, some 6,000 positive coronavirus tests were not reported by local health boards, and they will be included in today’s and tomorrow’s figures, the RIVM said.
On Tuesday another 6,682 cases were reported, 1,800 fewer than on Monday and 3,200 below Sunday’s figure.
The missing figures would take the rise in positive cases over the seven days to Tuesday to around 50%.
A further 142 people have been admitted to hospital, which is down 120 on Tuesday’s admissions, and the number of people being admitted to intensive care wards is also down at 28.
There are, however, currently 1,964 people being treated in hospital for coronavirus, of whom 526 are on an intensive care ward. This means more people are being admitted to hospital than discharged, the patient coordination centre LCPS said.
A further 77 coronavirus patients have died, taking the average number of deaths to 58 per day over the past seven days. In the previous weekly period, the average number of deaths was 48.
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