541 new COVID-19 hospital admissions were reported last week, 23 fewer than in the week before, when 564 people with COVID-19 were admitted to hospital. 130 new ICU admissions were reported in the past week, an increase of 15 admissions compared to the week before, when 115 people with COVID-19 were admitted to ICU.
Positive COVID-19 tests
The number of positive tests per 100,000 inhabitants decreased, dropping from 215 in the week before to 121 last week (-44%). Reported positive tests decreased in all age groups (Figure 1) and in all regions.
Fewer people came to the test lanes of the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) to get tested. More than 166,000 people were tested for COVID-19 in the GGD test lanes in the past calendar week, a 36% decrease compared to the week before that. The percentage of positive tests in the GGD test lanes also decreased from 13.6% to 12.4% of the tests.*
* This percentage of positive tests does not include the tests that were taken in the context of travel. In order to obtain a test result for travel purposes, more than 26,000 people were tested in the GGD lanes and more than 383,000 people were tested at commercial test sites. In total, 0.5% of these travellers tested positive.
Reproduction number R
The reproduction number based on positive COVID-19 tests continued to decrease, dropping from 0.80 on 12 July to 0.69 (lower limit 0.67 – upper limit 0.71) on 19 July.
Figure 1. Number of reported COVID-19 cases per 100,000 inhabitants, by age group.
In July, 181,920 people received a positive test result. The vaccination status of 150,275 (83%) of those people is known. Of these 150,275 people, most (88.5%) were either not vaccinated (71.8%) or not fully vaccinated (16.7%) against COVID-19. Of the people who tested positive and whose vaccination status is known, 11.5% were fully vaccinated. ** (1)
** Fully vaccinated:
At least two weeks after the last dose of the vaccination schedule.
Not fully vaccinated:
• People who received a vaccine for which two doses are needed, and received their first vaccination more than two weeks ago, or their second vaccination less than two weeks ago.
• People who have not received any vaccine.
• People who received their first vaccination or their single-dose vaccination (such as Janssen) less than two weeks ago.
(1) This news item was updated on 5 August because the previous figures incorrectly included the subcategory of "People who received their first vaccination or their single-dose vaccination (such as Janssen) less than two weeks ago" in the percentage of people in the category "Not fully vaccinated". That has been corrected in this version.