Slight increase in hospitalized coronavirus patients, decrease in positive tests

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More people were hospitalized with coronavirus last week, but the number of positive test reports is down, Institute of Public Health RIVM said Tuesday.

A 19% drop in the number of positive tests at local health board centers and a 21% drop in reported cases at nursing homes showed the latest weekly update from the Institute.

Although Key R’s reproduction rate remains below 1, the amount of virus particles detected in wastewater decreased by 8% last week, but actually increased by 7% between October 17th and 19th. did. RIVM said.

Hospital admissions also increased by 6%. A total of 721 people were hospitalized with the coronavirus, of which 118 were initially hospitalized for another health condition.

About 1,122 people are currently being treated for coronavirus in regular wards, and 55 are in intensive care, according to the Patient Watchdog. LCPS.

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