Friday 10 July 2020

No new Covid-19 deaths reported for first time in three months

RIVM figures showing dates of hospital admissions and deaths since May 4.

RIVM figures showing dates of hospital admissions and deaths since May 4.

For the first time since March 12, no new deaths from Covid-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours by the public health institute RIVM.

Two more people were admitted to hospital, while 69 new infections were recorded. Four other positive results were removed, taking the total number of known infections to 49,658.

Infection numbers tend to be lower on Monday than other days because of delays in collating data from the weekend. Over the last seven days 25 deaths have been reported.

Since the start of June around 60,000 tests for coronavirus a week have been carried out, with 1.6% returning a positive result.

In total 6,090 people in the Netherlands are known to have died from Covid-19, but the real figure is estimated to be more than 10,000 because only patients who tested positive for coronavirus are included. Universal testing has been available since the start of June.

Chart showing reported deaths per day since May 26 with seven-day average (currently 3.57)

Source: RIVM

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