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RIVM: Corona figures have fallen slightly but level still too high

‘Most reports in children up to 12 years’

More than 621,000 people (-7%) came to the test locations of the GGDMunicipal Health Service between November 30 and December 7 to be tested for SARSsevere acute respiratory syndrome-CoVcoronavirus-2. The percentage of positive tests remained virtually the same as the previous week at 21.3%. The number of reports decreased slightly in all age groups. The number of reports per 100,000 is still highest among children up to and including 12 years of age.

Infection Radar

In Infection Radar, where participants report on a weekly basis whether they have complaints that could be related to an infection with the coronavirus, a decrease in the number of participants who report complaints can be seen. ‘Prevent spread by sticking to the basic measures, even if you have been vaccinated’, the RIVM warns.

Hospital admissions and ICU admissions

In the past week, the number of hospital admissions has decreased slightly compared to the week before. NICE (National Intensive Care Evaluation) Foundation registered 1,998 new hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 in the past week, 147 fewer admissions than in the week before (-7%). Just under half of new hospital admissions are patients aged 60 to 79 (45% of all admissions in that week), followed by patients aged 80 and older (24%).

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343 new patients with COVID-19 were admitted to the ICU, 32 fewer than in the previous week (-9%). More than half of new ICU admissions are patients between the ages of 60 and 79 (55% of all ICU admissions in the past week), followed by patients aged 40 and 59 (36% of all ICU admissions in the past week). week). Due to the long length of stay of patients with COVID-19, the pressure on hospitals remains very high, despite the number of new admissions to ICU and the nursing wards declining slightly over the past week.

Regional differences

There are regional differences in hospital admissions. In the past calendar week, compared to the number of inhabitants in the region, most patients with COVID-19 were admitted to hospitals in the regions of Limburg-South, Zeeland, Brabant-Zuidoost, Gelderland-South and South Holland-South.

Vaccination status of patients with COVID-19

The chance of being hospitalized as a fully vaccinated person with COVID-19 is much smaller than for an unvaccinated person. Of all patients admitted to the hospital ward between November 1 and 23, 2021 with COVID-19, 47% were unvaccinated. Of the patients younger than 70 years, 66% were not vaccinated. Of the patients aged 70 years and older who were hospitalized with COVID-19 during that period, 32% had not been vaccinated.

Vaccination rate

Of all patients admitted to the ICU with COVID-19 between November 1 and 23, 66% had not been vaccinated. Of the patients with COVID-19 in the ICU and younger than 70 years, 74% were not vaccinated. Of the patients 70 years of age and older, 51% were unvaccinated. On November 30, RIVM provided an update on the vaccination status of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19. This is also where the latest results of research into how well the vaccines protect against serious disease can be found. At present, 83.7% of all people aged 12 years and older are fully vaccinated. Vaccination coverage increases with age. In the age groups up to 40 years, the vaccination coverage varies between 64% and 77%. In the age groups from 41 years, the vaccination coverage varies between 81 and 93%.

Positive corona tests

Last week* 147,982 positive test results were reported. Compared to a week earlier, the number of reports decreased slightly by 5%. Per 100,000 inhabitants, 822 people received a positive test result. More than 621,000 (621,823) were tested at the GGDMunicipal Health Service, which is 7% less than the week before. The percentage of people with a positive test result stabilized in the past week, from 21.4% to 21.3%, including tests to confirm a positive self-test.

Decrease in test appointments since December 3

Since Friday 3 December, the number of people who make an appointment to be tested at the GGD has been decreasing. This may be due to the fact that people with mild complaints who do not belong to a risk group and who do not work in healthcare can use a self-test. In the event of a positive self-test, it is important to have it confirmed at the GGD. Because more people with complaints will now do a self-test, the number of people who have themselves tested at the GGD test locations may decrease in the coming period. It is expected that the percentage of people with a positive test result will increase in the coming period, because more people with a positive self-test will go to the GGD test locations.

RIVM: Corona figures have fallen slightly but level still too high
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