Social well-being is improving, compliance with coronavirus measures remains important
With the recent easing of the coronavirus measures, social contact and well-being are improving again. Compliance with most measures remains stable for now (such as getting tested by the GGD and avoiding crowds) or is decreasing very gradually.
Breast cancer screening resumes on Bonaire after COVID-19 hiatus
Women aged 50 to 75 years on Bonaire can participate in the breast cancer screening programme again as of Wednesday, May 26, 2021. This was temporarily halted in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Downward trend remains steady
In the past calendar week, there were 32% fewer hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 compared to the week before. New arrivals in the ICU were also down by 23% compared to the previous week.
RIVM launches study on Long COVID
This week RIVM launched the Long COVID study. RIVM is asking people in the Netherlands who test positive for COVID-19 to sign up for the study via LongCOVID.rivm.nl within 7 days after their positive test result.
Downward trend continues
In the past calendar week, from 12 to 18 May, there were 21% fewer hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 compared to the week before. New arrivals in the ICU were also down by 24% compared to the previous week.
Call for global action plan to save our oceans
Scientists involved in the Seas Oceans and Public Health In Europe (SOPHIE) Project have proposed the first steps towards a united global plan to save our oceans, for the sake of human health.
Fewer hospital admissions, but pressure on healthcare is still high
In the past calendar week, there were 22% fewer hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 compared to the week before. New arrivals in the ICU were also down by 22% compared to the previous week.
Minor decrease in percentage of people who tested positive, slower increase in hospital and ICU admissions
In the past week, from 23 to 29 December, the reported number of people who tested positive for COVID-19 was 67,388. This is a slight decrease of 11.7% compared to the week of 16 to 22 December.