Sunday 04 December 2022

Fewer people hospitalised with coronavirus, nursing home infections fall

Photo: DutchNews.nl

There has been a further drop in the number of people admitted to hospital with coronavirus and fewer nursing home residents have also been infected, according to the weekly update from public health institute RIVM.

In total, 341 people were hospitalised because they had coronavirus and a further 85 were found to have the virus when they were admitted with another health issue. This is down 26% on a week ago. Intensive care admissions also fell 33% to 33.

The number of people testing positive at a regional health service centre fell 30% while 34% fewer nursing home residents were diagnosed with coronavirus.

In addition, the key R or reproduction rate, which lags the infection rate by two weeks, fell to 0.79, the RIVM said.

The Netherlands launched a new campaign to encourage people to top up their vaccination status in mid September and by the end of October, just 19% of the general population have done so, according to the government’s coronavirus dashboard.

However, 49% of the over-60s have had another vaccine dose.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl 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.

DutchNews.nl 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.