Saturday 31 July 2021

Hospital coronavirus cases fall below 2,000 for first time in two months


The number of coronavirus patients being treated in hospital has dipped below 2,000 for the first time since March 17, according to new figures from patient coordination centre LCPS.

In total, 1,899 people are now being treated in hospital for coronavirus, down 103 on Wednesday. Of them 621 are in an intensive care ward, and that is a drop of 26 on Wednesday’s figure as well.

Public health institute RIVM said it had been notified of 4,688 new coronavirus cases in the 24 hours to Thursday 10am, which is up 107 on Wednesday. However, Wednesday and Thursday tend to report more cases than the rest of the week because of the weekend time lag.

The number of positive tests is down 29% this week, compared with the previous seven day period.

The RIVM also said that 7.8 million vaccine doses have now been administered in the Netherlands. The figure is an estimate and includes both first and second doses.

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.