More than 900 patients with coronavirus are in hospital in the Netherlands for the first time since the beginning of June.
The number of patients has increased by 43% in the last week, with another 85 added in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 944. There are currently 203 people being treated in intensive care for Covid-19, three more than on Wednesday.
In the last 24 hours another 7,717 new cases were reported by the public health agency RIVM, the highest number since July 19. The seven-day average figure increased for the 28th day in a row and now stands at 6,260.
The RIVM confirmed another 15 deaths, taking the total for the last seven days to 93, the highest weekly death toll since the end of May.
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