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RIVM: ‘Number of corona infections almost doubled last week’

48 percent increase

In the past week, 17,832 people received a positive test result against the number of 12,016 the week before. It represents an increase of 48%. The number of reports increased in all regions and all age groups. RIVM speaks of an ‘expected autumn increase.’

More people tested

RIVM has announced that more people have had themselves tested in the past week. The percentage of people with a positive test result increased from 8.1 to 10.3%. That corresponds to 105 positive tested persons per 100,000 inhabitants. More than 158,000 people were tested, 16% more than the week before.

More than 80% of positive self-test at GGD confirmed

A total of 8,781 people were tested after a positive self-test. The positive self-test result was confirmed by the GGD Municipal Health Service in 81.2% of these people. In people who were tested without a positive self-test result, the percentage was positive at 6.0%.

Hospital admissions

More people were admitted in the past week than in the week before. Last week, 281 people with corona were admitted, an increase of +8% compared to the previous week. 71 patients with COVID-19 were admitted to the intensive care unit. That is 25 (+54%) more than the week before.

RIVM: ‘Number of corona infections almost doubled last week’
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