Wednesday 30 November 2022

Coronavirus cases top 20,000 for second day running, 20% of tests positive


Another 20,829 coronavirus cases were confirmed in the last 24 hours as the Netherlands set a new record for the third day in a row.

Wednesday’s figure was 607 higher than the number for Tuesday, while the seven-day average figure has gone up by 48% in the last week to 16,927.

More than one-fifth of all tests were positive, according to the figures from the public health agency RIVM.

The number of patients in hospital increased by six to 2,077, including 402 people who are being treated in intensive care, a rise of 17 since Tuesday. On

The RIVM also confirmed 44 deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, while the average number of deaths reported per day has gone up from 23 to 27 in the last week.

Source: RIVM

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