Monday 18 October 2021

New coronavirus cases dip under 10,000, hospital admissions increase slows

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The number of newly-registered positive coronavirus tests in the 24 hours to Sunday morning was below 10,000 for the second day running, according to figures from public health institute RIVM.

In total,  8,740 new cases were notified to the RIVM, over 1,000 down on Saturday’s total of 9,839. There were strong indications last week that the number of new infections is stabilising, but computer problems made it more difficult to assess the day on day changes.

The number of people being treated in hospital rose by 46 overnight to 2,493, of whom 583 are in intensive care wards. But the number of new admissions and transfers to intensive care are both down on previous days – although these figures may be revised after the weekend.

Most positive cases – 616 – were again reported in Rotterdam which overtook Amsterdam as the coronavirus capital last week.

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