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Signs in Amsterdam's Red Light District thanking healthcare workers. May 28, 2020
May 28 '20 16:08

There were seven fewer patients with Covid-19 in intensive care on Thursday, according to patient coordination office LCPS. The total number of patients was down to 182, when earlier it was predicted to fall to 150 this week.

"The decline in the number of COVID patients in the ICU is currently slowing down compared to earlier," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the ROAZ, the country's network of acute care providers. At the same time, in the remaining hospital departments, 695 people were being treated for Covid-19, a decrease of 28.

Hospital corridor
May 27 '20 16:28

There were 189 people being treated in intensive care on Wednesday for Covid-19, patient coordination office LCPS said. The increase of one patient followed the previous day's reporting of a substantial 16 percent decrease in the critical care departments.

Gurneys in a hospital corridor
May 26 '20 16:16

For the first time since mid-March, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care was below 200. There was a 16 percent decrease in patients from Monday afternoon, dropping to a total of 188 people on Tuesday, according to patient coordination office LCPS.

Figures from non-profit intensive care organization NICE also showed that no ICU patients with the coronavirus disease died in that same 24 hour period.

A Dutch flag printed on a medical mask
May 25 '20 16:44

There was no change in the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care on Monday, which remained level at 223. There were 756 people being treated for the disease in other hospital wards, making Monday the second day straight where less than a thousand people still needed hospital care for Covid-19.

The number of ICU patients is expected to fall by a third this week, said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the Dutch acute care provider's network. He continued his stance that there would be about 150 Covid-19 patients in intensive care later this week.

Medical masks
May 24 '20 17:14

There were 223 patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care on Sunday, the lowest total since March 17. The number of patients in critical care has gone down 43 times in 45 days with Sunday's total four patients less than Saturday's count.

Women wearing respirator masks at Amsterdam's Muntplein. March 2020
May 23 '20 16:25

There were 10 percent fewer Covid-19 patients on Saturday in intensive care compared to a day earlier, patient coordination office LCPS said. By Saturday afternoon there were 227 patients in ICU in total, a decline of 25.

Screen showing an elderly patient's vitals in hospital
May 22 '20 18:00

The Netherlands had over 1,400 patients with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care on April 9, but sometime next week that figure is expected be a small fraction of what it was. In the 43 days since, the number of intensive care cases has gone down 41 times down to 252, according to data from the Dutch patient coordination office LCPS.

Hospital corridor
May 21 '20 16:56

There were 255 people with Covid-19 in intensive care on Thursday, a decrease of 20 compared to a day earlier. Six weeks after ICUs reached their peak number of Covid-19 cases, the critical care departments have now taken on more patients without Covid-19 in nearly two months.

A man cycling through Amsterdam wearing a respirator-style medical mask
May 20 '20 16:35

There were 275 Covid-19 patients in intensive care on Wednesday, a decrease of 18 since Tuesday and the lowest total since March 18. In the 41 days since the peak of 1,417 intensive care cases was reached on April 9, the number of patients being treated in ICU has gone down 39 times.

"The number of COVID patients in the ICU is falling rapidly," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the acute care providers network in the Netherlands. Outside the ICU, Covid-19 patients were also reducing, but at a lower rate. Only one Dutch patient was still being treated in Germany.

Hospital corridor
May 19 '20 16:16

For the first time since March 19, the number of Covid-19 patients in intensive care in the Netherlands fell below 300. There were 293 people being cared for in ICU on Tuesday, a decrease of nine percent, with 30 fewer patients in intensive care compared to the previous day, according to patient coordination office LCPS.

Equipment set up in an intensive care unit
May 18 '20 16:19

The number of Covid-19 patients requiring intensive care went down by 26 over the course of single day, patient coordination office LCPS said. The seven percent decrease took place a day after the LCPS reported its first increase in ICU patients in over five weeks.

Light the Sky: Erasmus MC in Rotterdam lit up to show support for care and aid workers in the Covid-19 crisis, 22 March 2020
May 17 '20 16:44

There were three more Covid-19 patients being treated in intensive care on Sunday, the first day-to-day increase since April 11. The slight increase followed a week where the volume of Covid-19 patients in ICU fell by over 35 percent.

“After the rapid decrease last week, the number of ICU patients stabilized over the past 24 hours. The next few days will show whether the decline continues,” said Ernst Kuipers, who leads acute care providers in the Netherlands. 

A banner hung across the street from the OLVG hospital in Amsterdam thanking healthcare workers
May 16 '20 16:25

There were 346 people being treated in intensive care for Covid-19 on Saturday, 32 fewer than the previous day. The 8.5 percent decrease was the second in a row to far outpace earlier projections by the patient coordination office LCPS.

“The number of Covid ICU patients has decreased by 36 percent in the past week, relatively faster than in the previous three weeks,” said Ernst Kuipers, from the Dutch acute care network.

Gurneys in a hospital corridor
May 15 '20 16:46

There were 378 patients from the Netherlands in intensive care on Friday receiving treatment for Covid-19. Just three of those patients were being treated in Germany, compared to a month ago when 58 were in German medical facilities.

The improvement in the country's ICU situation over the past week was largely due to more patients being discharged. A total of 110 people who were treated in intensive care were released from the hospital in the week ending Friday, and 16 people have died, according to preliminary figures from nonprofit organization NICE.

Hospital waiting area
May 14 '20 16:35

There were 410 patients from the Netherlands with Covid-19 being treated in intensive care on Thursday. The total was 22 fewer than the number of people in ICU on Wednesday, and it was the lowest total of Covid-19 patients there since March 20.

"The percentage decline continues to accelerate this week compared to the past three weeks," said Ernst Kuipers, who leads the acute care providers network in the country. "That is a good development. The released ICU capacity will be fully utilized for other care."

Hospital
May 13 '20 16:19

A greater number of patients were being treated for illnesses other than Covid-19 in intensive care units across the Netherlands. The amount of people in ICU without Covid-19 on Wednesday was at its highest level since mid-March, said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the country's acute care network.

'We now see that non-COVID care is at a higher level than in the past two months. It is a good sign that other healthcare is expanding again," Kuipers said.

Hospital
May 12 '20 16:37

There was another seven percent decrease in the number of Covid-19 patients being treated in ICU in the Netherlands on Tuesday, with 35 fewer people in intensive care. "For the first time in a long time, there will be more non-COVID than COVID patients in Dutch ICUs," said Ernst Kuipers, the chair of the Dutch acute care network.

All together there were 463 people with Covid-19 in ICU, and 462 people being treated for other health issues. All regional health services said that they were running their ICUs below full capacity for the first time in two months.

Intensive care
May 11 '20 16:32

For the first time since March 22 the number of patients in intensive care for Covid-19 fell below 500. There were 498 patients in ICU from the Netherlands on Monday, down nine from the previous day.

It was the 30th straight with fewer people in ICU, according to patient distribution office LCPS. Of the Dutch patient total, 15 were being treated in Germany.

A doctor with the Dutch flag
May 10 '20 16:15

There were 507 intensive care patients from the Netherlands being treated for Covid-19 on Sunday, a decrease of 34. It was the 29th day in a row where the Netherlands showed fewer patients requiring intensive care for the coronavirus disease.

The decline meant that for the first time since the mid-March, Dutch intensive care units were operating with a more average patient load. After nearly a month of reduced pressure due to the global pandemic, Dutch hospitals have increasingly accepted more ICU patients without Covid-19. That total stood at 418 patients on Sunday.

Doctor's hand holding a surgical mask in front of the Dutch flag
May 9 '20 16:06

The number of intensive care patients receiving care for respiratory illness Covid-19 has fallen every day for four straight weeks. There were 541 patients from the Netherlands in ICU on Saturday, a decrease of 23.

Despite recording the fewest number of patients in ICU since March 22, when 480 people with Covid-19 were receiving care, the country's leading representative of urgent care providers asked the public to remain vigilant and continue to keep physical distance.

A hospital isolation room
May 8 '20 16:42

There were 564 patients with Covid-19 in intensive care on Friday, down by 20 from a day earlier. Overall, the number of Dutch patients in ICU has fallen by 60 percent since April 9 when there were 1,417 patients being treated for the coronavirus disease.

Hospital corridor
May 7 '20 16:45

A total of 584 patients from the Netherlands were being treated for Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, in intensive care units on Thursday. That was a decrease of 42 compared to Wednesday, and the 26th straight day of decrease, the patient coordination office LCPS reported on Thursday.

Intensive care
May 6 '20 16:42

There were 628 patients being treated on Wednesday for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus. That was a decrease of 16 patients compared to Tuesday, and an overall decline of 56 percent since the peak number of patients was reached on April 11, according to patient coordination office LCPS.

Of those from the Netherlands being treated in ICU, 23 were being cared for in Germany. About 400 patients were also being treated in Dutch ICUs for illnesses unrelated to Covid-19.

Gurneys in a hospital corridor
May 5 '20 16:17

There were 644 patients from the Netherlands being treated in intensive care on Tuesday for respiratory illness Covid-19, a decrease of 39 patients compared to the previous day. In the past three days, 25 patients from intensive care have been discharged, 15 have been transferred to another department, and five have died.

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