Coronavirus Covid-19
Apr 16 '20 10:35

About 3 percent of blood donors in the Netherlands have developed antibodies against Covid-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, RIVM director Jaap van Dissel told the Tweede Kamer based on an as-yet-unpublished study by blood bank Sanquin, NU.nl reports.

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Apr 15 '20 14:00

A total of 3,134 people with coronavirus have died, and 9,127 have required treatment in a hospital, according to new data published by the RIVM on Wednesday. It is an increase of 189 and 188, respectively, compared to data released on Wednesday, with adjustments made to prior data stretching back to March 14.

Covid-19: Sign near Azartlein in Amsterdam reminding people to stay 1.5 meters apart, 12 April 2020
Apr 15 '20 10:23

This week the Dutch government's Outbreak Management Team (OMT) is examining possible "exit strategies" for how the Netherlands will get out of the coronavirus crisis and start relaxing measures. Experts think there are two options. One is to first relax measures in the northern provinces, where Covid-19 hasn't spread much and hospitals have the capacity to treat new cases. The other is releasing hard-hit Noord-Brabant first, because the province is closest to herd immunity with so many residents who have already been infected.

Stock image of a doctor with a blood sample tested for coronavirus
Apr 14 '20 13:59

New hospitalizations for Covid-19, the respiratory illness caused by coronavirus, continued to fall this week, with 57 new hospital admissions on Monday and 78 on Sunday. There was also a fall in the number of people with the disease who died, including 28 on Monday and 67 on Sunday.

Covid-19: Sign near Azartlein in Amsterdam reminding people to stay 1.5 meters apart, 12 April 2020
Apr 13 '20 13:58

Some 31 people who tested positive for coronavirus were hospitalized on Sunday, and 83 were hospitalized a day earlier, marking the continuation of a two-week long trend in declining hospitalizations. The figures would have represented the 12th straight fall in new patient hospitalizations, were it not for a revision of data from April 7, reported health agency RIVM on Monday. 

The revised data added 147 new hospitalizations including the weekend tally, with corrected data stretching back to March 21.

Medical masks
Apr 12 '20 14:10

The number of new hospitalizations in the Netherlands for respiratory illness Covid-19 continued to fall on Saturday, when 63 people were admitted into medical facilities for treatment. The most accurate data so far shows a drop of 29 percent in the number of fatal cases, with 734 people dying in the past seven days including at least 24 on Saturday.

A person in a medical mask in front of the Dutch flag
Apr 11 '20 14:06

At least 68 people who tested positive for coronavirus were admitted into hospitals in the Netherlands on Friday, and 117 were admitted a day earlier, preliminary data from public health agency RIVM showed. The figures represent ten straight days with a drop in new hospitalizations after 495 were admitted on March 31.

Including Friday's early total, 189 more people with coronavirus were recorded by the RIVM as needing hospital care stretching back the last few weeks.

Coronavirus Covid-19
Apr 10 '20 14:30

New figures released by public health agency RIVM showed that 2,511 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died, an increase of 115 from figures released on Thursday. That figure includes the deaths of 26 people on Thursday, a number which could rise as the RIVM acquires more data.

Though a preliminary figure, it would mark the lowest number of coronavirus patient deaths since March 19, when 43 people died. It is also a sharp drop from April 2, when 158 people died in a single day, the most since the pandemic began.

Easter 2020
Apr 10 '20 09:05

One in six Netherlands residents still plan on visiting friends and family during Easter, despite Prime Minister Mark Rutte's call to stay home this long weekend, according to a survey conducted by EenVandaag among 27 thousand Dutch. Half of this group expects to see three or more people this weekend. The other half will limit visitors to a maximum of two.

A shirt hanging in an Amsterdam Oost window stating "I'm staying here!"
Apr 9 '20 13:58

New figures released by public health agency RIVM showed that at least 56 people with coronavirus died on Wednesday, bringing the total number of fatal cases connected to the virus to 2,396. The preliminary data, adjusted on a daily basis as new statistics are submitted to the agency, showed that 149 people were added to the list of those who died, including the 56 from Wednesday and another three early on Thursday.

Nursing home
Apr 9 '20 11:50

Cornelia Ras from Goeree-Overflakkee is the oldest person worldwide to survive a Covid-19 infection, a spokesperson for the World Health Organization (WHO) said to NU.nl. The 107-year-old woman was given a clean bill of health on Monday, after contracting the coronavirus during a church service in her nursing home in mid-March.

Doctor's hand holding a surgical mask in front of the Dutch flag
Apr 8 '20 14:04

Another 147 people infected with coronavirus have died, and another 308 people have been hospitalized with respiratory illness Covid-19, Dutch public health agency RIVM reported on Wednesday. People who have been infected with the coronavirus, but only had mild symptoms may not be immune to Covid-19 after their recovery, RIVM director Jaap van Dissel revealed during his weekly update to parliament on Wednesday.

Social distancing in Amsterdam's Oosterpark
Apr 7 '20 19:07

The Dutch Cabinet was advised not to relax measures put in place to curb the spread of Covid-19 anytime soon, a source confirmed to broadcaster NOS on Tuesday. According to information leaked from the RIVM’s Outbreak Management Team (OMT), which advised the cabinet on Monday, no steps should be taken to ease restrictions until there are five criteria that are met.

A hospital isolation room
Apr 7 '20 14:16

The number of coronavirus-related deaths in the Netherlands seems to be falling, according to figures released by public health agency RIVM on Tuesday. Preliminary figures show 117 reported deaths on April 4, the lowest since March 29, and thus far the deaths of just 176 people were registered by the agency for April 5 and 6.

Hospital corridor
Apr 6 '20 13:50

The number of coronavirus related hospital admissions in the Netherlands rose by 260, according to figures released by public health institute RIVM on Monday. That brings the total hospitalizations to 7,135. Another 101 people succumbed to the disease, bringing the death toll up to 1,867.

Stock image of a doctor with a blood sample tested for coronavirus
Apr 6 '20 12:00

Starting on Monday, the number of daily tests for Covid-19 performed in the Netherlands will be scaled up. Currently some 4 thousand tests per day are done for the coronavirus. In the coming days and weeks, that will be more than quadrupled to about 17,500 tests per day.

Residences of people being treated in a hospital for coronavirus. April 5, 2020
Apr 5 '20 14:25

The number of new hospitalizations connected to a coronavirus infection rose by 253, the lowest daily reported increase since March 22, statistics released on Sunday by public health agency RIVM showed. The figures also showed that 116 more patients have died, bringing the Dutch total up to 1,766.

These new increases reported by the RIVM were not exclusive to a single day, but included additions made to several days as medical facilities caught up on reporting the events to local and regional health authorities.

Coronavirus Covid-19
Apr 4 '20 13:02

Some 336 more people who tested positive for coronavirus required treatment in Dutch hospitals, the lowest reported increase in new hospitalizations linked to the virus since March 26. The data represents several days of admissions data, which brings the total number of people in the Netherlands who were hospitalized with coronavirus up to 6,622.

Medical masks
Apr 3 '20 14:13

Another 148 patients in the Netherlands who tested positive for coronavirus have died. The total number of infected people in the country who have passed away stood at 1,487 on Friday afternoon, according figures published by the RIVM.

Exhausted healthcare worker
Apr 2 '20 14:06

The number of coronavirus related deaths in the Netherlands topped 1,300 on Thursday. Public health institute RIVM reported that another 166 people died of Covid-19, bringing the total deaths up to 1,339.

Gurneys in a hospital corridor
Apr 2 '20 10:10

As of 9:50 a.m. on Thursday, a total 1,176 patients were being treated for coronavirus Covid-19 in intensive care units across the Netherlands, according to figures from foundation NICE. That is an increase of 24 ICU patients compared to Wednesday morning.

Since the start of the Covid-19 outbreak in the Netherlands, 1,548 patients with the coronavirus were admitted to intensive care. 199 of them died, and 51 recovered enough to be discharged from the ICU.

Covid-19: Sign in Amsterdam's Oosterpark instructing people to stay 1.5 meters apart
Apr 2 '20 09:29

Most of the measures in place to combat the spread of coronavirus Covid-19 will likely remain in force for months yet to come, according virologists from three Dutch universities, based on their analysis of figures from health institute RIVM. The Ministerial Crisis Management Committee is meeting again on Thursday afternoon, but no new major measures are expected, NOS reports.

KNVB football
Apr 1 '20 19:08

Dutch professional football will attempt to complete the current season before August 3, a deadline set today by European football federation UEFA. The Dutch football association, KNVB, said that concluding the season within the timeframe will only be possible if it can restart play by about the end of June.

Amsterdam street largely abandoned due to coronavirus restrictions, 18 March 2020
Apr 1 '20 14:06

Another 134 people succumbed to the coronavirus, brining the total number of Covid-19 deaths in the Netherlands to 1,173, public health substitute RIVM said on Wednesday. Two people who died were under the age of 50, the RIVM said. One was a man between the ages of 35 and 39, while the other was a woman between 45 and 49.


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