COVID-19 pandemic in the Netherlands
RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment advises the Dutch government on how to control the outbreak as effectively as possible, monitors the COVID-19 outbreak and conducts research into SARS-CoV-2. RIVM is coordinating the implementation of the COVID-19 vaccinations in the Netherlands.
We provide weekly updates and data on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. In addition to our general COVID-19 weekly epidemiological update, we also publish a COVID-19 weekly update for the CAS and BES islands: the islands of Curaçao, Aruba and Sint Maarten and the special municipalities Bonaire, Sint Eustatius and Saba.
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People born in 1962 invited for COVID-19 vaccination
The first people born in 1962 will be receiving an invitation for a COVID-19 vaccination this week. This group involves people who will be turning 59 this year.
Corrected vaccination figures: total number of jabs adjusted downward
The number of estimated vaccinations is now nearly 5.2 million. Due to a programming error, an overestimation occurred in the vaccination figures. As a result, 220,000 excess vaccinations were reported on 13 April.
Increase in percentage of positive tests, stabilisation in hospital admissions
In the past week, from 21 to 27 April, the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 increased slightly to 55,097 newly reported infections (+2%)*.
First vaccinations with Janssen vaccine on Wednesday
The first Janssen vaccines will be administered to mental healthcare workers on Wednesday 21 April.
People with a medical risk between the ages of 18-60 years invited from early May on
Starting in the first week of May, people under 60 who are at risk for medical reasons, i.e. the group eligible for the seasonal flu jab, will be invited for COVID-19 vaccination by their GP.
One in ten tests positive
In the past week, from 14 to 20 April, the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 increased by 5.3%, rising to 53,981 newly reported infections.