New coronavirus reports are down sharply, but holiday weekend may be to blame


A total of 5,365 new coronavirus cases were registered with public health institute RIVM in the 24 hours to Monday morning, a drop of 1,535 on Sunday’s total.

The decline takes the average over the past seven days to 6,929, which is down around 6% on the previous week.

However, the figure may be lower because fewer people took a test over the Easter weekend. Monday figures also tend to be lower than the rest of the week.

However, the number of people being treated in hospital continues to rise, increasing by almost 60 overnight. In total, 2,274 are in hospital with coronavirus, of whom 746 are in an intensive care unit.

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