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Every day provides an overview of the most recent figures on the development of the corona virus in the Netherlands. These are the figures that are now available (Sunday, March 28), brought together in six graphs.

1,300 fewer positive tests in the last 24 hours

Between Saturday morning and Sunday morning, 7,513 new corona cases were registered at the RIVM. That is more than 1,300 less compared to the previous day.

On Saturday, more than 8,800 new positive tests were made in the previous 24 hours, the highest number since the beginning of January.

RIVM has registered 51,153 positive tests in the past seven days. That equates to an average of 7,308 new cases per day.

In the past 24 hours, the death of fifteen corona patients has been registered, fourteen less than on Saturday. Not all of these patients have died in the past 24 hours; there may be a delay between the reporting date and the date of death.

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Since the outbreak began, more than 1.2 million people in the Netherlands have been tested positive. Almost 16,500 people are certain to have died from the corona virus.

The table below shows the average of the past seven days, as well as the number of reported infections per day.

Number of established infections per day

Largest number of patients in hospitals since February 3

There are currently 2,248 corona patients in Dutch hospitals, 10 more than Saturday.

The intensive care units (ICs) count a total of 655 patients, an increase of twelve in the past 24 hours. There are now 1,593 corona patients on the nursing wards, down from two in the past 24 hours.

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The number of patients on the IC has now exceeded six hundred for nine consecutive days. Before that, it went back and forth between 550 and 600 for about two weeks, and the previous month the number fluctuated between 500 and 550.

Dutch corona patients in hospitals and on ICUs

Different clusters of infections in the country

The corona virus has spread throughout the Netherlands. Especially in Drenthe and North Limburg, the number of infections per 100,000 inhabitants is currently relatively high.

The numbers fluctuate on a daily basis. The data per municipality will appear when you click on a municipality in the map.

Infections per municipality

Most deaths in age category 85 to 89 years

The elderly are relatively hard hit by the corona virus. 66 percent of the corona patients who died were older than eighty. More than 81 percent were 75 years or older.

Most corona patients who died (23.5 percent) were between 85 and 89 years old. According to the RIVM, one baby has died of COVID-19 so far. The child also suffered from other underlying medical conditions.

The infographic below shows the number of infections and the number of deaths per age group. Blue stands for infections and red for deaths.

Fatalities and infections by age category

More men than women died of the virus

The RIVM receives more reports about men who died from COVID-19 than about female corona patients who died. Since 27 February, 8,837 men have died from the effects of the virus, compared to 7,502 women.

In contrast, women tested positive for the virus more often than men. RIVM reports 644,682 positive tests among women, while 568,593 men received a positive test result in the same time frame.

This difference may be partly due to the overrepresentation of women in care professions. At the start of the corona crisis, not everyone could be tested due to the limited testing capacity and it was mainly the care personnel that were tested.

Number of positive tests and hospital admissions by gender

Source: RIVM©

A vaccine is administered every 1.3 seconds

About 2.2 million injections have been taken in the Netherlands since the start of the vaccination campaign. All vaccines used so far consist of two doses. About 1.5 million people have now received a first dose of a corona vaccine. More than 600,000 people have also had a second injection.

With the current vaccination rate, someone gets an injection every 1.3 seconds on average, according to data from the corona dashboard. That is more than 35,000 per day.

Number of vaccinations per week

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