It is estimated that about one-third of nursing homes in the Netherlands have at least one patient with COVID-19. Over the past few days, we have not seen many new nursing homes with COVID-19 patients added to the list. However, we do see the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes.

The number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 who have died has remained at the same level. Nursing homes have residents and healthcare workers tested when there are indications of COVID-19. 
Some reports are filed later. For that reason, it is possible that not all reports from the past week have been included in these figures.

Figure 1 shows that the number of nursing homes that reported a resident with COVID-19 for the first time has been decreasing since the end of March. It is estimated that about one-third of nursing homes in the Netherlands have at least one resident with COVID-19.

new nursing homes with first report of COVID-19 per day

Figure 2 shows that the reported number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 who have died has remained at the same level. These numbers only involve nursing home residents who have been tested for COVID-19. Since not all patients are tested, the actual number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 who have died is higher than Figure 2 shows. 

Deceased COVID-19 patients in nursing homes

RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment will be working with the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (Nivel) and the Dutch Association of Elderly Care Physicians (Verenso) to achieve a clearer overview of patients in nursing homes who probably have or had COVID-19, but did not have a laboratory test.