RIVM launches study on coronavirus herd immunity
RIVM has launched a large-scale study to investigate how many people have antibodies for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).
The novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19 has been detected in wastewater in the Netherlands, according to RIVM research.
In 2019, the number of people with tuberculosis (TB) in the Netherlands decreased to 759. This is 5 per cent less than in 2018, when 797 were reported.
Due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, the health care capacity in the Netherlands is expected to come under severe pressure in the coming period.
RIVM has advised the Dutch government that additional measures are needed throughout the Netherlands to prevent the spread of COVID-19.
Nearly four per cent of the hospital staff examined in Brabant is infected with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). A random sample test by RIVM between 6 and 9 March reveals this.
RIVM advises residents of the province of Noord-Brabant to limit their social contacts if they have a cold, cough or a fever. This means: stay at home.
An 86-year-old man who was hospitalised in the Ikazia hospital Rotterdam with COVID-19 has died. The source of infection of the patient remains unknown.
To date, Monday 2 March, eight new patients have been reported to RIVM. This brings the total number of positive tests in the Netherlands to 18.