Saturday 18 September 2021

Coronavirus cases in hospital highest for six weeks, infections up by 16%

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The number of patients in hospital with Covid-19 has reached its highest level since the start of February, according to the latest daily figures from the public health agency RIVM.

In total 2,193 people are being treated for coronavirus infections, 120 more than on Sunday. The number in intensive care has gone up by 27 to 628 in the last 24 hours, with 45 new admissions – the largest intake since January 8.

Another 6,340 new cases were reported by the RIVM, while the average for the last seven days is 6,481. In the last seven days daily cases have increased by an average of 16.5% week on week.

Another 15 people were confirmed in the last 24 hours to have died from coronavirus, against a weekly average figure of 29.

The virus is continuing to decline in nursing homes, with 253 institutions reporting an infection in the last two weeks, compared to 294 a week ago.

Source: RIVM

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