Wednesday 15 July 2020

Last daily coronavirus death toll update takes week total to nine

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A further 57 people have tested positive for cornavirus in the Netherlands, according to Tuesday’s update from public health institute RIVM. The latest increase takes the total positive tests to 50,273.

The number of hospital admissions has risen by three – although all took place earlier this month – the RIVM figures show. There are currently 52 people with coronavirus in intensive care wards – compared with over 1,400 at the height of the epidemic.

The official coronavirus death toll rose by six to 6,113, due to deaths last week and at the weekend. In total, nine people are now known to have died of coronavirus in the week to Tuesday, compared with 24 in the previous week.

Tuesday’s report is the last of the RIVM’s daily updates. From July, the agency will report progress every Tuesday, which, it says, will give a more accurate figure of whether or not Covid-19 is being kept under control.

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