Lowest number of Covid hospitalizations in 2 weeks as ICU total falls
Hospitals in the Netherlands admitted 135 patients with Covid-19 between Saturday and Sunday afternoon, the lowest total reported by the LCPS since February 14. The hospitals admitted 1,320 patients with the disease this week, five percent fewer than the previous week. During that time, 94 patients were sent directly to intensive care, down from 97.
There were 1,546 patients with the coronavirus disease in Dutch hospitals on Sunday, down from 1,550 the previous day. The current hospital total was 4 percent higher than it was last Sunday.
Intensive care units were treating 168 patients with Covid-19. That was 14 fewer than the previous day, after taking into account 12 new patient admissions, and 26 patient discharges, transfers, or deaths.
That returned the ICU level to the same point on Thursday, matching a 17-week low. The other 1,378 patients were in regular care wards, a net increase of 10.
Data from the RIVM showed that 36,448 people tested positive for the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus between Saturday and Sunday morning. That was substantially below the recent trend, possibly due to test centers which were closed or damaged due to Storm Eunice. Just over 45,000 tests were carried out by the GGD on Friday, the lowest total since December 26.
The seven-day average fell by 6 percent on Sunday to 49,744, based on raw data from the RIVM. That figure was 40 percent lower compared to a week earlier.The three cities with the most new infections on Sunday were Amsterdam (1,629), The Hague (952), and Rotterdam (883). Each city’s total was between 20 - 25% below average, possibly due to lower overall testing numbers.
Between February 12-18, the GGD tested an average of 83,500 people, a weekly decrease of about 36 percent. During that time, 57.3 percent tested positive, a figure which ticked up slightly.