In the week from 17 to 23 March, 46,005 people received a positive test result for COVID-19, an increase of 16% compared to the week before that. The reproduction number continued to rise, from 1.06 on 1 March to 1.11 on 8 March.
Number of positive COVID-19 tests at the same level as last week
In the week from 2 to 9 March, 31,959 people received a positive test result for COVID-19, about the same as in the week before that. More than 360,000 people were tested, an increase of nearly 14% compared to the week before that.
Policy on coronavirus measures causes friction, but compliance is still high for now
Compliance with the coronavirus measures in the Netherlands, such as the night-time curfew, working from home and avoiding crowds, is still high.
Preparations for COVID-19 vaccinations now in progress
RIVM is preparing for implementation of the coronavirus vaccinations. As soon as there is a safe and effective vaccine against the novel coronavirus, it will be quickly and carefully deployed to vaccinate the target groups.
R number rises to 1, decrease in newly reported COVID-19 infections slows
In the past week, the Municipal Health Services (GGDs) reported 36,931 new reports of confirmed COVID infections. This is about the same as in the previous week, when 37,706 new COVID-19 infections were reported (-2%).
Second wave is subsiding far slower than the first wave
For the second week in a row, the number of newly reported COVID-19 infections decreased last week compared to the week before that.
Decrease in COVID-19 cases as expected, high number of contagious people persists
The number of newly reported COVID-19 infections decreased last week compared to the week before that. The number of newly reported infections is dropping in all regions.
Coronavirus monitoring in sewage now easier to compare on Coronavirus Dashboard
Starting this week, the measurement results from the sewage research in various municipalities and security regions can be compared on the Coronavirus Dashboard.