Coronavirus hospital numbers rise by nearly 100, infections up by 9%
The number of patients in hospital with coronavirus increased by almost 100 on Monday as cases continued to rise on average.
A total of 2,342 people were being treated for Covid-19 on Monday morning, compared to 2,248 on Sunday. The number of patients in intensive care increased by 20 to 675.
Another 6,824 cases were confirmed on Monday, a 9% increase on the figure a week ago. Over the last week cases have increased by 14.5% on average.
The positive test rate was unchanged from Sunday at 8.5%.
Another 10 deaths were reported by the public health agency RIVM on Monday, while the seven-day average figure has come down from 29 to 26 in the past week.
The virus is continuing to decline in nursing homes, with 219 locations reporting at least one new infection in the last two weeks, compared to 245 a week ago.
A total of 2.38 million vaccine doses have been given so far, while 514,000 injections are planned for the coming week, the RIVM said.
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