Thursday 20 January 2022

Coronavirus cases level off at 21,700, more patients in ICU

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Another 21,053 positive coronavirus tests were reported by the Dutch public health institute RIVM on Monday, leaving the weekly average figure almost unchanged.

In the last seven days the number of confirmed cases has dropped by 2.2% to an average of 21,700. However, the test positivity rate has gone up in recent days from 20.2% to 20.7%.

The number of patients in hospital has stabilised at around the 2,700 mark. There are currently 2,754 people being treated for Covid-19, 62 more than on Sunday but 0.7% fewer than a week ago.

The number of patients in intensive care rose to 611, 8.5% more than last week.

The RIVM also confirmed another 34 deaths on Monday, compared to a weekly average of 50. A week ago the average figure was 51.

Source: RIVM

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