The drop stops: coronavirus infections on the rise again

Photo: Brandon Hartley
Social distancing remains a rule  Photo: Brandon Hartley

Daily coronavirus infections rose between Tuesday and Wednesday, according to the latest RIVM public health institute figures.

In the 24 hours up until 10am on Wednesday, 2824 new infections were reported. This was 490 more than the day before.

In the past few weeks, since mid-July, corona infections fell on average, week on week, but this trend appears to have stopped. The last seven days have had, on average, the same number of infections as a week ago. However, the spread of the disease still appears to be less at the moment in the Netherlands than in neighbouring Belgium and Germany.

The number of people in hospital in the Netherlands remained stable at just over 680, while seven people died in the past day as a result of the virus.

Earlier on Wednesday, head of the RIVM infectious disease centre Jaap van Dissel said that people should consider getting a vaccination as a mark of ‘solidarity’ with those who have a compromised immune system, for example due to cancer treatment. Some 700,000 people in the Netherlands cannot be fully protected with two jabs.

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