Friday 26 February 2021

Decline in coronavirus infections slowing down: 5,615 new cases


Another 5,615 coronavirus infections were reported in the Netherlands on Wednesday, while patient numbers recorded a drop for the first time in four days.

The number of new cases was higher than on Tuesday but 7.7% below the figure from last Wednesday. The average figure for the last seven days is 5,462, but the downward trend appears to be slowing.

The latest figures show there are 2,388 people being treated in hospital for Covid-19, 62 fewer than on Monday. The number of patients in intensive care fell by four to 679.

Another 87 deaths were reported, bringing the total number of people who have died since the start of the outbreak to 13,249. In the last week an average 82 deaths have been recorded per day.

The number of nursing homes that has reported an infection in the last two weeks has come down to 787, from 845 a week ago.

Source: RIVM

Source: RIVM

Thank you for donating to

The team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments. has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.