The spread of the UK coronavirus variant in the Netherlands
The UK variant of the coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has been found in 11 people in the Netherlands so far: 5 people in the Amsterdam region, 5 people in the Rotterdam region and 1 person in the Nijmegen
All signals still on red
The advance of the coronavirus (SARS-COV-2) in the Netherlands continues unabated. It is still too early to see the effects of the lockdown that was announced on 15 December.
Improvement of air quality continues
Major increase in hospital admissions and ICU admissions due to COVID-19
The increase in the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 in the last two weeks was followed last week by an increase in the number of hospital and ICU admissions.
Increase in newly reported COVID-19 infections is cause for concern
27% more new COVID-19 infections were reported last week than in the week before that.
Only minor decrease in number of newly reported COVID-19 infections
Last week there was a slight decrease in the number of newly reported COVID-19 infections: 33,949 newly reported infections in the past week compared to 36,931 newly reported infections in the week
COVID-19 consequences impact vulnerable groups more in the long term
The effects of the corona crisis have a greater impact on vulnerable groups in society, such as lower-educated adults, young people, the elderly and people with underlying health problems.
Compliance with coronavirus measures has improved
Autumn 2020 saw a strong surge in the number of people who tested positive for COVID-19.