13-10-2020 | 15:55 PM

Weekly Update 7 - 13 Oct 2020

  Last week1 Two weeks ago2
COVID-19 reports by Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs)    
Newly reported COVID-19 infections 43,903 27,485
Number of hospital admissions to nursing wards (Source: NICE) 1144 802
Number of hospital admissions to Intensive Care (Source: NICE) 192 121
Deaths 150 89
     
GGD test lanes per calendar week3 week 41 week 40
Total number of tests 239,639 223,274
Number of people who tested positive 33,038 23,264
Percentage of positive tests 13,8% 10,4%

Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours

¹GGD reports to RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment  National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   between 6 October 10:01 and 13 October 10:00 as published 13 October 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
²GGD reports to RIVM between 29 September 10:01 and 6 October 10:00, as published 6 October 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
³As published on 13 October 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The figures from the GGD test lanes were reported during the past week and current week, and may be updated to include any test results provided later .


09-10-2020 | 18:00 PM

Today Statistics Netherlands reports that for the second week in a row, more people have died than expected. The higher mortality coincides with the emerging second wave of the novel coronavirus epidemic in the Netherlands. RIVM also keeps a weekly record of mortality figures (in Dutch only). We see a similar increase in the most recent data.


29-09-2020 | 15:15 PM

Weekly Update 30 Sept - 6 Oct 2020

  Last week1 Two weeks ago2
COVID-19 reports by Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs)    
Newly reported COVID-19 infections 27,485 19,326
Number of hospital admissions to nursing wards (Source: NICE) 803 501
Number of hospital admissions to Intensive Care (Source: NICE) 122 100
Deaths 89 102
     
GGD test lanes per calendar week3 week 40 week 39
Total number of tests 222,877 207,670
of which results are known 110,587 207,219
Number of people who tested positive 10,057 16,602
Percentage of positive tests 9.1% 8.0%

Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours

¹GGD reports to RIVM between 29 September 10:01 and 6 October 10:00 as published 6 October 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
²GGD reports to RIVM between 22 September 10:01 and 29 September 10:00, as published 29 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
³As published on 6 October 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The figures from the GGD test lanes were reported during the past week and current week, and may be updated to include any test results provided later .

Read the news Reports continue to rise

29-09-2020 | 15:15 PM

Weekly Update 23 - 29 Sept 2020

  Last week1 Two weeks ago2
COVID-19 reports by Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs)    
Newly reported COVID-19 infections 19,326 13,471
Reported hospitalisations 244 152
Deaths 102 33
     
GGD test lanes per calendar week3 week 39 week 38
Total number of tests 207,670 192,255
of which results are known 153,589 192,814
Number of people who tested positive 11,300 12,217
Percentage of positive tests 7.4% 6.1%

Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours

¹GGD reports to RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment between 22 September 10:01 and 29 September 10:00 as published 29 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
²GGD reports to RIVM between 15 September 10:01 and 22 September 10:00, as published 22 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
³As published on 29 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The figures from the GGD test lanes were reported during the past week and current week, and may be updated to include any test results provided later

Read the news Reports rose more than fivefold in four weeks.


22-09-2020 | 15:15 PM

Weekly Update 16 - 22 Sept 2020

  Last week1 Two weeks ago2
COVID-19 reports by Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs)    
Newly reported COVID-19 infections 13,471 8,265
Reported hospitalisations 152 92
Deaths 33 14
     
GGD test lanes per calendar week3 week 38 week 37
Total number of tests 192,255 195,545
of which results are known 169,316 188,898
Number of people who tested positive 10,363 7,419
Percentage of positive tests 6,1% 3,9%

Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours

¹GGD reports to RIVM between 15 September 10:01 and 22 September 10:00 as published 22 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
²GGD reports to RIVM between 8 September 10:01 and 15 September 10:00, as published 15 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands
³As published on 15 September 2020 in the weekly epidemiological update on COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The figures from the GGD test lanes were reported during the past week and current week, and may be updated to include any test results provided later

Read the news Number of newly reported infections rises by more than 60%, accompanied by an increase in hospitalisations for an explanation of these figures.


15-09-2020 | 18:00 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 9 - 15 Sept 2020

8,265 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week.  During the past week, the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) reported hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 for 92 patients. 27 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported this week. See news item: Number and percentage of positive tests are increasing.

Over 195,545 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week, compared to 180,182 people in the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests increased this week, rising from 2.8% in the previous week to 3.9% this week. The reproduction number has risen to 1.38. This means that 100 people who are infected with the novel coronavirus will collectively infect another 138 people.  

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since there is a significant chance that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.


08-09-2020 | 14:52 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 2 - 8 Sept 2020

5,427 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 1,830 more positive tests reported than the week before that. During the past week, the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) reported hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 for 43 patients. That is 14 fewer than last week. 17 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported this week, 7 fewer than the week before. See the news item: Increase in number of newly reported COVID-19 infections.

Over 180,182 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week, compared to 163,572 people in the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests increased this week, rising from 2.2% in the previous week to 2.8% this week. The reproduction number has risen to 1.17. This means that 100 people who are infected with the novel coronavirus will collectively infect another 117 people.  

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since there is a significant chance that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.


01-09-2020 | 14:52 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 26 Aug - 1 Sept 2020

3,597 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 9 more positive tests reported than the week before that. During the past week, the municipal public health services (GGDs) reported hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 for 57 patients. That is 27 fewer than last week. 24 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported this week, 8 fewer than the week before. See the news item: Number of newly reported COVID-19 infections remains stable.

Over 163,000 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week, over 23,000 people more compared to the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests decreased this week, dropping from 2.5% in the previous week to 2.2% this week. The reproduction number is approximately 1.  

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since there is a significant chance that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.

25-08-2020 | 14:52 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 19 Aug - 25 Aug 2020

3,588 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 425 fewer confirmed cases reported than the week before that. Hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 were reported during the past week for 84 patients. That is 34 more than last week. 

32 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported, 16 more than the week before. See the news item Slight decrease in number of new COVID-19 infections reported.

Over 140,000 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week, 38,000 people more compared to the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests decreased slightly to 2.5%. The reproduction number is close to 1.  

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.


18-08-2020 | 14:45 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 12 Aug - 18 Aug 2020

4,013 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 23 fewer confirmed cases reported than the week before that. Hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 were reported during the past week for 50 patients. That is 12 more than last week. 

16 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported, 7 more than the week before. 

Over 102,000 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week, 3,500 people more compared to the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests remained about the same, at 3.5%. Just like last week, the reproduction number is above 1.  See the news item Over 4,000 new infections, more hospitalisations. 

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.


11-08-2020 | 16:00 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 5 Aug - 11 Aug 2020

4,036 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 1,448 more confirmed cases reported than the week before that. Hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 were reported during the past week for 38 patients. That is 6 fewer than last week. 

9 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported, 3 more than the week before. 

Nearly 100,000 people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week. That is slightly fewer compared to the week before. At the national level, the percentage of positive tests more than doubled, rising from 2.3% in the week of 27 July to 3.6% in the week of 3 July. Just like last week, the reproduction number is above 1.  See the news item Rising trend in confirmed COVID-19 cases continues

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included. Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.

Reports received later

For technical reasons, RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment did not receive a number of COVID-19 reports on time in the period from 14 July to 10 August. These confirmed cases were known to the relevant municipal public health services (GGDs). In the period from 14 July to 3 August, these delayed reports concerned 34 confirmed cases, no hospital admissions and no deaths. In the period from 3 to 10 August, the delayed reports concerned 121 confirmed cases, 2 hospital admissions and no deaths. The data was corrected today to include these later reports and updates. 


04-08-2020 | 14:30 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 29 July - 4 Aug 2020

2,588  new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 1,259  more than the number of confirmed cases reported last week and 795 more than the week before that. Hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 were reported during the past week for 44 patients. That is 21 more than last week. 

6 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported, 3 less than the week before. 

The number of new people who tested positive in the Netherlands has almost doubled compared to the previous week. Approximately 10,000 fewer people have been tested in the GGD test lanes in the past week compared to the week before that. The percentage of positive tests in the Netherlands increased this week from 1.1% in the week of 20 July to 2.3% in the week of 27 July. Just as last week, the reproduction number is above 1. See the news item Number of confirmed COVID-19 infections almost doubled last week.

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included.

Since 1 June 2020, anyone in the Netherlands with (mild) symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. People can make an appointment directly to get tested by the regional public health authorities (GGD). Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.

28-07-2020 | 14:30 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 22-28 July 2020

1,329 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is 342 more than the number of confirmed cases reported last week and 795 more than the week before that. Hospital admissions (current or previous) due to COVID-19 were reported during the past week for 23 patients. That is 4 more than last week. 

9 deaths of laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 patients were reported, 2 more than the week before. 

The number of new people who tested positive in the Netherlands continues to increase. In the GGD test lanes, the number of tests increased by almost 23,000 compared to the previous week. The percentage of positive tests remained the same as a week earlier: 1.0%. Just like last week, the reproduction number is above 1.  See the news item: Number of COVID-19 infections continues to increase

Not all of the confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths that were reported during the past week also occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included.

Since 1 June 2020, anyone in the Netherlands with (mild) symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. People can sign up directly to get tested in the GGD test lanes. Tests are also administered by the GP or in hospital, and the regional public health authorities (GGDs) are giving people tests as part of source and contact tracing. Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.

It is still important for people to comply as much as possible with the measures to prevent the spread of the virus: social distancing (stay 1.5 m apart), wash hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow, and use paper tissues. Also: stay home and get tested at the first sign of symptoms. This is how we can keep the novel coronavirus under control.


 

21-07-2020 | 14:30 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update:15-21 July 2020

987 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. That is nearly twice as many as last week. Hospital admissions for 19 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). That is an increase of 3 patients compared to last week. 7 deaths were reported, 1 less than the week before. Not all of the reported confirmed cases, hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included.

The novel coronavirus is starting to spread again in the Netherlands. The number of people infected with the novel coronavirus is increasing. The percentage of positive tests in the test lanes is rising, and the reproduction number (Rt) is above 1. See the news item  the number of COVID-19 infections is increasing.

Since 1 June 2020, anyone in the Netherlands with (mild) symptoms can get tested for COVID-19. People can sign up directly to get tested in the GGD test lanes. Tests are also administered by the GP or in hospital, and the regional public health authorities (GGDs) are giving people tests as part of source and contact tracing. Since it is likely that not all people who have COVID-19 will get tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are probably higher than the numbers stated here.

It is still important for people to comply as much as possible with the measures to prevent the spread of the virus: social distancing (stay 1.5 m apart), wash hands, sneeze and cough into your elbow, and use paper tissues. Also: stay home and get tested at the first sign of symptoms. This is how we can keep the novel coronavirus under control.


14-07-2020 | 14:00 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 8-14 July 2020

534 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. Hospital admissions for 16 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 8 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included.

In the past week, the number of reports of COVID-19 infections increased with 102 compared to the previous week. At that time, 432 new COVID-19 infections were reported.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.

Minor local outbreaks

Throughout the country a number of small local outbreaks (clusters) with infections are visible. These small clusters of three or more infections are now more visible because the number of infections is considerably lower than in the months March to May. Usually we find these clusters in the household- and family setting. In addition, local outbreaks are also visible in, for example, businesses, nursing homes, student homes or sports clubs.

With the easing of the restrictions and the holiday season approaching, international travel traffic is also picking up again. As of this week, the travel history will be included in the weekly epidemiological report (in Dutch).

About 100 infections are detected per week through source and contact tracing of the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs).

Results of the GGD test lanes

Between 1 June and 12 July, 369,287 tests were carried out by the GGDs, of which the results are known. Of these, 1.0% was positive. Between 1 June and 12 July the number of tests decreased from 2% in week number 23 to 0.6% in week number 28. There are regional differences in the total number of tests taken per 100,000 inhabitants and the percentage of positive tests.

It is and remains essential that people adhere to the measures to prevent the spread of the virus as much as possible: social distancing (stay 1.5 metres away from others), handwashing, sneezing and coughing in the elbow and using paper handkerchiefs. In addition, stay at home and get tested at the first sign of symptoms. In this way, we can keep the novel coronavirus under control.


07-07-2020 | 14:00 PM

Weekly COVID-19 update: 1-7 July 2020

432 new COVID-19 infections were reported over the past week. Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 19 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last week. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with previous reports that had not yet been included.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.

June 2020

30-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 30 June 2020

57 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 6 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


29-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 29 June 2020

78 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.

Daily update is discontinued
From 1 July on, we will no longer publish a daily update on the increase in the number of people who tested positive, the number of hospital admissions (of patients with COVID-19) and the number of people who died as a result of the novel coronavirus. We are switching to a weekly update containing more information. The weekly update will be posted every Tuesday. The first weekly update will appear on 7 July. Open data including daily figures is available via data.rivm.nl.

Coronavirus Dashboard
Some of the data is still available on the Coronavirus Dashboard provided by the Dutch national government. The dashboard is updated daily (only in Dutch).


28-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 28 June 2020

74 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). Zero deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


27-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 27 June 2020

71 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admission for 1 patient due to COVID-19 was reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


26-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 26 June 2020

96 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 6 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 3 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


25-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 25 June 2020

111 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 5 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 3 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


24-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 24 June 2020

83 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 6 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


23-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 23 June 2020

70 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 5 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


22-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 22 June 2020

69 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 2 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). Zero deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


21-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 21 June 2020

98 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 2 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 1 death was reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


20-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 20 June 2020

91 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 2 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 8 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


19-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 19 June 2020

116 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 11 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 3 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


18-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 18 June 2020

132 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 4 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


17-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 17 June 2020

119 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 4 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 4 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


16-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 16 June 2020

140 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 4 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 5 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.

Please note: the number of patients, hospitalisations and deaths reported per day does not add up to the total number of patients, hospitalisations and deaths in the epidemic, since reports may still be corrected afterwards.


16-06-2020  | 14:00 PM

New format for map and graphs


National map has a new look

To make it easier to track the spread of the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands over time, we have updated the way that the national map is displayed. As of today, we will be displaying the map as a time slide, showing the spread of the virus at two-week intervals. The menu at the top left shows the number of newly reported COVID-19 patients, the number of hospitalisations and the number of deceased patients across the period from 27 February to today.

Graphs, charts and PDF reports

Now that the peak of the epidemic is behind us, the differences from day to day are no longer clearly visible. This is because the current numbers are very low compared to the peak. To maintain a clear understanding of the current status of the viral spread, a subdivision has been added to the available dates. Two time periods can be selected on a separate tab: the more recent overview from 4 May until today, and the total overview from 27 February until today.

The daily PDF report now also has a separate category for the period from 4 May to the present. The periods from 27 February onwards are visible on the final pages of the report on the epidemiological situation regarding COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The map is in English; the graphs and charts are only available in Dutch.


15-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 15 June 2020

165 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 6 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all people with COVID-19 infections will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


14-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 14 June 2020

143 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 6 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


13-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 13 June 2020

179 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 4 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


12-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 12 June 2020

210 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 5 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 9 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


11-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 11 June 2020

164 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


10-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 10 June 2020

184 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 5 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 11 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


09-06-2020 | 14:15 PM

Update on healthcare workers and COVID-19 as of 9 June 2020

As of the morning of 9 June at 10.00, 16,942 healthcare workers aged 18 to 69 had been reported to have COVID-19. This includes healthcare workers in hospitals and elsewhere. It is not known and cannot be traced whether these healthcare workers contracted the virus in the course of their work or elsewhere. 528 healthcare workers were reported as hospitalised. That is 3% of the total number of healthcare workers who tested positive for COVID-19. 11 healthcare workers have been reported deceased, aged between 45 and 69 years. Seven of the deceased healthcare workers are known to have had pre-existing health problems. That information is not yet available on the other two deceased healthcare workers.

The age distribution and the male/female ratio amongst healthcare workers is clearly different from that of other COVID-19 patients. On average, healthcare workers are younger and more likely to be women, see figure below.

Leeftijdsverdeling en man-vrouwverdeling van gemelde COVID-19 patiënten die werkzaam zijn als zorgmedewerker

Age distribution and male-female ratio of reported COVID-19 patients aged 18-69 employed as healthcare workers.

As of 1 June, anyone with symptoms can be tested for the novel coronavirus. Until then, the testing policy mainly focused on people who had a higher risk of severe illness from the virus or patients who were admitted to hospital. In addition, healthcare workers had easy access to testing if they developed (mild) symptoms. This explains why healthcare workers constitute a significant percentage of the total number of COVID-19 patients reported. As of 9 June at 10.00, there have been 29,897 reports of confirmed COVID-19 patients aged 18 to 69 years, and 57% (16,942) of those confirmed cases are healthcare workers. Now that the testing policy has been changed since 1 June and everyone can get tested, this percentage will decrease in relation to the total number of people tested.

Of all patients aged 18 to 69 years admitted to hospital who were reported to have COVID-19, 9% (6,058) were healthcare workers. Of the 680 COVID-19 patients aged 18 to 69 years who are reported to have died, 1.6% were healthcare workers.

About 11% of all Dutch people aged 18 to 69 years are employed as healthcare workers. (Source: Statistics Netherlands – CBS Statline.)

 


09-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 9 June 2020

164 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 6 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 15 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since 1 June, anyone with symptoms can get tested. However, it is possible that not all COVID-19 patients will request a test. The actual numbers in the Netherlands are therefore probably higher than the numbers stated here.


08-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 8 June 2020

165 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 5 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 3 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


07-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 7 June 2020

239 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 4 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 2 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


06-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 6 June 2020

183 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 3 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 6 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


05-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 5 June 2020

210 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 11 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 15 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


04-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 4 June 2020

209 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 12 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 13 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

Today, three topics have been added to the epidemiological situation in the Netherlands: 

  • Surveillance of COVID-19 in nursing homes in the Netherlands
  • The reproduction number R based on the number of COVID-19 patients reported to the municipal public health services (GGDs) up to 29 May 2020 
  • Estimate of the number of people who are contagious

The reproduction number (R) measures how quickly the number of infected people increases or decreases. The number represents the average number of people that are infected by someone with COVID-19. R is an important number to see how fast the virus is spreading. To calculate the reproduction number (R), we need to know how the number of cases of COVID-19 are increasing over time. More information on the reproduction number, how it is calculated and how calculations contribute to controlling the virus is available at How models contribute to controlling COVID-19


03-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 3 June 2020

86 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 10 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


02-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 2 June 2020

102 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 6 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 5 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


01-06-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 1 June 2020

103 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 6 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

31-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 31 May 2020

185 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 8 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 5 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


30-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 30 May 2020

131 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 5 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 20 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


29-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 29 May 2020

176 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 28 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


28-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 28 May 2020

182 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 16 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 32 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


27-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 27 May 2020

190 new COVID-19 infections were reported today. Hospital admissions for 7 patients due to COVID-19 were reported (current or previous). 15 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


27-05-2020 | 12:00 PM

Perception of the corona crisis

In the course of the corona crisis, people in the Netherlands have become more concerned about their health and the health of their loved ones. The need for information of people has also changed in recent months. Confidence in the information provided by RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment , and the measures taken by the Cabinet is high (78-85%). This is evident from the interim results of survey questionnaires conducted by Nivel, the Netherlands Institute for Healthcare Research and RIVM. Read more about the latest results here (in Dutch)


26-05-2020 | 17:45 PM

Initial test results: 2.8 per cent of employees with symptoms working in primary education and childcare test positive for COVID-19

Since 6 May 2020, employees with (mild) symptoms working in primary education and childcare have low-threshold access to testing. Testing is available at so-called 'drive-through' testing sites of the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD), via the general practitioner or the hospital.

Analyses of the first 2100 tests in the drive-through group show that 2.8 per cent of employees  in childcare and primary education presenting with symptoms have tested positive for COVID-19. 

From 6 May to 25 May 10:00 A.M., a total of 99 people working in primary education and childcare with a COVID-19 infection have been reported to RIVM. This includes all positive-tested people from this group  (tested at the drive-through testing site, via the general practitioner or the hospital). One person from this group of 99 has been reported as hospitalised.

RIVM monitors this data closely, and will continue to monitor when secondary education reopens.


26-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 26 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 10 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 26 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

45,578 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


25-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 25 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 8 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 8 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

45,445 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


25-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Technical briefing House of Representatives on COVID-19 infections in humans and animals

Arjan Stegeman, professor Farm Animal Health at Utrecht University and Jaap van Dissel, director of the RIVM Centre for Infectious Disease Control, will inform the House of Representatives about COVID-19 infections in humans and animals from 15:00 P.M. this afternoon.  

https://www.tweedekamer.nl/debat_en_vergadering/commissievergaderingen/details?id=2020A02299


24-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 24 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 13 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 11 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

45,236 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


23-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 23 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 10 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 23 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

45,064 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


22-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 22 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 9 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 13 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

44,888 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


22-05-2020 | 13:30 PM

Mortality lower than normal in week 20

For week 20 (11 to 17 May 2020) the number of deaths is estimated at around 2,850. Two hundred fewer deaths occurred in this period, which is lower than expected. From week 11 to week 19 mortality was higher than expected. In those weeks almost 9,000 more people died than was expected in this period. This is reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and RIVM based on provisional weekly death counts.


21-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 21 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 13 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 27 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

44,700 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


20-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 20 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 14 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 33 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

44,447 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


19-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 19 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 34 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 21 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

44,249 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

Decrease in the number of sick people due to COVID-19

The number of people who have fallen ill due to the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands has been decreasing since the end of March. This is apparent from the decrease in the number of newly reported patients, hospital admissions, ICU admissions and deaths per day. The number of people who visit their GP because of symptoms that are consistent with the coronavirus is still decreasing. This is evident from figures provided by the Netherlands Institute for Health Services Research (Nivel). The virological daily updates show that, despite a broader testing policy, the number of people who were tested due to symptoms remained around 30,000 in the last three weeks. The percentage of confirmed COVID-19 cases in these people who were tested is steadily decreasing. Last week this figure was 5%, but at the end of March, 29% of tests were positive for the coronavirus. 

Figuur. Percentage van positieve laboratoriumuitslagen voor COVID-19, van het aantal personen dat getest is, gemeld door de virologische laboratoria

Figure. Percentage of people tested for COVID-19 who had a positive test result, reported by the virological laboratories. The dots indicate the percentage per day; the line shows a 7-day running average.


18-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 18 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 27 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 14 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

44,141 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


17-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 17 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 15 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 10 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

43,995 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


 

16-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 16 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 45 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 27 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

43,870 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


15-05-2020 | 15:00 PM

Mortality still significantly elevated in early May, but much lower than in previous weeks

The total mortality rate in the Netherlands was significantly elevated in the week of 30 April to 6 May 2020. However, excess mortality was much lower than in previous weeks. A total of 3,101 deaths were reported this week; we would normally expect to see between 2,585 and 2,889 deaths at this time of year. That means there were between 212 and 516 more deaths than would be expected. These numbers more or less correspond to the reported deaths from laboratory-confirmed COVID-19 in the same week (=347). Read more


15-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 15 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 35 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 53 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

43,681 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


15-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Outbreak Management Team (OMT)

We have added a page with background information on the role of RIVM and the role of the OMT in the event of a cross-regional outbreak of infectious disease. Read more about the OMT

14-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 14 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 27 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 28 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

43,481 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


13-05-2020 | 14:15 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 13 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 52 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 52 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

43,211 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

Public perception of the corona crisis

As the corona crisis progressed, people in the Netherlands started to be more concerned about their own health and the health of their families. People’s need for information has also changed over the past few months. Confidence in the information provided by RIVM and the measures taken by the government is high (80-85%). This is evident from the latest interim results (week of 28 April) of the survey study being conducted by Nivel and RIVM. Read the latest results here.


12-05-2020 | 14:15 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 12 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 35 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 54 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

42,984 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

COVID-19 in nursing homes

The number of new nursing homes with COVID-19 patients is stabilising.  New locations are still being added every day, but not as many as in March and the first half of April. Read more


11-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 11 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 36 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 16 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

42,788 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


10-05-2020 | 13:50 PM

Daily COVID-19 update 10 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 22 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 18 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

There is an increase in the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients in the city of Sneek. This is due to the cluster of COVID-19 patients in an asylum seekers center in Sneek, which GGD Fryslan reported earlier this week.

42,627 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


09-05-2020 | 13:50 PM

Daily update 9 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 58 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 63 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

42,382 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


08-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Daily update 8 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 35 patients due to COVID-19 were reported today (current or previous). 71 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from days in the past.

42,093 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures are in line with the impression that the measures are working. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

Change in how hospitalisations are registered as of 8 May

Normal hospital care is gradually being resumed. As a precaution, hospitals are increasingly testing people for the novel coronavirus, even if they are hospitalised for a reason other than COVID-19. These tests are being done to prevent the spread of COVID-19 within the hospital. For that reason, since 1 May, when a patient tests positive for COVID-19, the reason for the hospitalisation is also requested when the confirmed case is reported.

From 8 May on, new hospital admissions will only be included in the hospital admissions updates if COVID-19 is the reason for hospitalisation. The reports of patients who are admitted to hospital for another reason, and who turn out during screening to also have COVID-19, will be added to the total number of confirmed cases.


8 May 2020 | 14:00

Spike in mortality continues to decline 

The total mortality rate in the Netherlands had risen sharply in the week of 23 to 29 April 2020. The spike in the number of deaths in the Netherlands since mid-March has been declining in recent weeks. A total of 3,580 deaths were reported this week; between 2,609 and 2,913 deaths would normally be expected at this time of year. That means there were between 667 and 971 more deaths than would be expected. Read more (in Dutch) 


7-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 7 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 39 patients were reported today (current or previous). 84 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

41,774 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

Clear impact achieved by national measures to combat the COVID-19 epidemic

To monitor the effect of the measures against the spread of the novel coronavirus, the time when reported COVID-19 patients became ill was examined. This data point was examined in patients who eventually had to be hospitalised. Read our news message.


06-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 6 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 27 patients were reported today (current or previous). 36 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

41,319 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working.


05-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 5 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 89 patients were reported today (current or previous). 86 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

41,087 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working.

 


04-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 4 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 42 patients were reported today (current or previous). 26 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

40,770 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working.


03-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 3 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 44 patients were reported today (current or previous). 69 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

40,571 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working.


02-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 2 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 97 patients were reported today (current or previous). 94 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

40,236 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working.


01-05-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 1 May 2020

Hospital admissions for 85 patients were reported today (current or previous). 98 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

39,791 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.

30-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 30 April

Hospital admissions for 84 patients were reported today (current or previous). 84 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

39,316 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.

RIVM has investigated how many of the reported COVID-19 patients were healthcare workers. For more information see COVID-19 and healthcare workers.


29-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 29 April

Hospital admissions for 76 patients were reported today (current or previous). 145 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

38.802 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.


28-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 28 April

Hospital admissions for 88 patients were reported today (current or previous). 48 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

38,416 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM  so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.


27-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 27 April

Hospital admissions for 65 patients were reported today (current or previous). 43 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 38,245 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far. The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.


26-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 26 April

Hospital admissions for 75 patients were reported today (current or previous). 66 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

37,845 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.


25-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 25 April

Hospital admissions for 100 patients were reported today (current or previous). 120 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

37.190 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths.


24-04-2020 | 14:00 PM

Update 24 April


Hospital admissions for 123 patients were reported today (current or previous). 112 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

36,535 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths. 


24 April 2020 | 15:30 PM

Excess mortality decreasing, now also in nursing- and care homes

The actual number of deaths from the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands is higher than the reported numbers that RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   publishes daily. RIVM and Statistics Netherlands (CBS) monitor the mortality rates in the Netherlands. Not all people who die in the Netherlands have been tested for COVID-19.  The total number of deaths per week as reported to Statistics Netherlands - regardless of the cause of death - provides an overview of the situation in the Netherlands.

Read more


23 April 2020 | 14:00 PM

Hospital admissions for 137 patients were reported today (current or previous). 123 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

35,729 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM National Institute for Public Health and the Environment   so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths. 

COVID-19 in nursing homes

It is estimated that about one-third of nursing homes in the Netherlands have at least one patient with COVID-19. Over the past few days, we have not seen many new nursing homes with COVID-19 patients added to the list. However, we do see the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes. The number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 who have died has remained at the same level. Read more in this news item COVID-19 in nursing homes.

See also the COVID-19 Netherlands in graphs  International map COVID-19


22 April 2020 | 14:00 PM

Hospital admissions for 124 patients were reported today (current or previous). 138 deaths were reported. Not all of the reported hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

34,842 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are in line with the impression that the measures are working. The number of new hospital admissions reported per day is still decreasing. The same applies to the number of reported deaths. 

Number of positive tests compared to total number of tests

Since 6 April, more people have been tested for COVID-19, especially healthcare workers who are working outside hospitals and have symptoms, as well as vulnerable groups are people who have a higher risk of severe illness from COVID-19, and healthcare workers in hospitals. In recent weeks, the number of people being tested has risen to almost 40,000 per week. The percentage of people who test positive for COVID-19 increased until the end of March, rising to about 30% of the total number of people tested, and then decreased again. In addition to the decreasing number of new patients due to the measures introduced on 16 March, the changed testing policy since 6 April also plays a role here.

Figure 15. Total number of people tested and number of people who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 virus, per week, from 9 March 2020, reported by virological laboratories 1,2.

 

Figure 16. Percentage of people tested for SARS-CoV-2 who had a positive test result, reported by virological laboratories 2,3.

Footnote:
1 The date below the bar is the first day of the week in question (from Monday-Sunday).
2 Complete data for the current week not yet available.
3 The dots indicate the percentage per day; the line indicates a 7-day running average per day.


21-04-2020 | 14.00 PM

Hospital admissions for 118 patients were reported today (current or previous).  165 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 

34,134  confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

On Tuesdays, the number of reports of hospitalised and deceased patients is often the highest of the week. This can be explained by the fact that reports of hospitalised and deceased patients on Friday, Saturday and Sunday are administratively processed and reported on Monday.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. The number of new reports of hospitalised patients per day still shows a declining trend. The same applies to the number of reported deceased patients.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

See also the COVID-19 Netherlands in graphs  International map COVID-19


20-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 75 patients were reported today (current or previous). 67 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

33,405 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


19-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 110 patients were reported today (current or previous). 83 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 32,655 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


18-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 129 patients were reported today (current or previous). 142 deaths were reported, one report concerned an adult patient between 15-19 years of age, with underlying health conditions. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 

31,589  confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

The daily reported number of new hospital admissions is still declining. The number of deceased patients is also decreasing but at a slower rate than hospital admissions.  This is probably because the time between infection and death is longer than the time between infection and hospitalisation.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

See also COVID-19 Netherlands in graphs  International map COVID-19


17-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 156 patients were reported today (current or previous).  144 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. This is particularly clear in the number of deaths reported after this Easter weekend. 

30,449 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

Excess mortality

Total mortality in the Netherlands has risen sharply. Both in week 14 and in week 15 about 5,000 people died in the Netherlands. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and RIVM report this on the basis of provisional mortality figures (with a possible delay in registration due to the Easter holidays). That is 2,000 to 2,300 more deaths per week than we would expect for this time of year.

A significant part of these deaths is expected to be related to COVID-19. Exactly which part will only become clear later from the cause-and-effect registrations.  The total number of deceased persons per week as reported to Statistics Netherlands - regardless of the cause of death - provides a more complete picture of the situation in the Netherlands. This shows how important it is that people keep adhering to the measures. See CBS news message (in Dutch)

See also COVID-19 Netherlands in graphs  International map COVID-19


16-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 182 patients were reported today (current or previous). 181 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

29,214 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

COVID-19 in nursing homes

It is estimated that about one-third of nursing homes in the Netherlands have at least one patient with COVID-19. Over the past few days, we have not seen many new nursing homes with COVID-19 patients added to the list. However, we do see the spread of COVID-19 within nursing homes. 

Based on the reports of patients with COVID-19, RIVM took a separate look at reports of patients in nursing homes. These reports have been plotted out over time. Researchers looked at 2 aspects: 
1)    the number of new nursing home locations with at least one COVID-19 patient (Figure 1), 
2)    the number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 (Figure 2). 

Some reports are filed later. For that reason, it is possible that not all reports from the most recent week have been included in these figures. 

Figure 1 shows that the number of nursing homes that reported a resident with COVID-19 for the first time has been decreasing since the end of March. It is estimated that about one-third of nursing homes in the Netherlands have at least one patient with COVID-19. Figure 2 shows that the number of nursing home residents with COVID-19 is still increasing. These numbers only involve nursing home residents who have been tested for COVID-19. In each nursing home, a limited number of patients are tested according to the guideline. Since not all patients are tested, the actual number of patients with COVID-19 in nursing homes is higher than Figure 2 shows. RIVM is working with NIVEL and Verenso to gain access to complete data on the actual numbers. These are patients who probably have or had COVID-19, but have not had any laboratory testing done.

Figure 1. New nursing home locations with an initial report of COVID-19, per day
 

Figuur 1. Nieuwe verpleeghuislocaties met een eerste melding van COVID-19 per dag

 

Figure 2. Newly reported patients with COVID-19 living in a nursing home, per day

Figuur 2: Nieuw gemelde patiënten met COVID-19 per dag die in een verpleeghuis wonen

 
Our news update of 10:00 AM today provided information about the mortality rate in institutional households, such as nursing homes and care homes, mental health institutions, residential institutions for the disabled, prisons, and residential centres for asylum-seekers.


16-04-2020 10:00 hr

Mortality among people living in institutional households almost doubled

More deaths have been recorded in recent weeks than the average reported for this period. This applies in particular to mortality among people living in institutional households, such as nursing homes and care homes, mental health institutions, residential institutions for the disabled, prisons, and residential centres for asylum-seekers. Mortality in institutional households was almost twice as high in week 14 (30 March to 5 April) as in an average week in the first ten weeks of 2020, whereas mortality in private households was 1.5 times higher. This was reported by Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and RIVM based on the national provisional counts of the number of deaths per week. 


15-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 188 patients were reported today (current or previous). 189 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. This is particularly clear in the number of deaths reported after this Easter weekend.

28,153 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


14-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 210 patients were reported today (current or previous). 122 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

27,419 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM so far.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

More tests have been carried out since April 6. The expansion of testing is intended for patients at high risk of severe illness from a coronavirus infection, and for healthcare workers in hospitals and in other contexts. That includes general practitioners, nursing home employees, care providers working with disabled people, or home care employees who have symptoms. Read more Policy on testing for coronavirus in the Netherlands

28% of the confirmed COVID-19 patients reported to RIVM are known to be healthcare workers. The relatively high percentage of healthcare workers among patients with COVID-19 is explained by the fact that the testing policy is partly focused on this professional group.  

The age distribution and the male/female ratio amongst care workers is different from that of other COVID-19 patients. Of all reported healthcare workers with COVID-19, half are 44 years and younger, and 81% are women. Looking at the other patients, half are 72 years and up, and 48% are women.

The following charts show the number of confirmed COVID-19 patients per age group for both healthcare workers and other patients. The blue line shows the number of men and the purple line shows the number of women. 

 

See also the report on data on coronavirus in the Netherlands (only in Dutch)


13-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 147 patients were reported today (current or previous). 86 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

Up to now 26.551 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


12-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 196 patients were reported today (current or previous). 94 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


11-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 189 patients were reported today (current and previous). 132 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days.

Up until now 24.413 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported  to the RIVM. The reports are from all of the 12 provinces, however with 411 (31%) most of the new reports are from the province of Zuid-Holland.

The last few days, care workers outside the hospital can also be tested if they have any symptoms. The first effect appears to be visible in the reports, because 550 (42%) of the new reports concern care workers.

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 is spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

See also the report on data on coronavirus in the Netherlands (only in Dutch).


10-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 225 patients were reported today (current or previous). 115 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.

23,097 confirmed COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM to date.  Almost a quarter of all reported COVID-19 patients to date come from Noord-Brabant. The number of reports in the north of the Netherlands is steadily low. 

Healthcare workers

The distribution between the number of confirmed COVID-19 cases of healthcare workers and other patients varies significantly per region. This depends on the degree of spread of the coronavirus and the local testing policy until 6 April. For example, 56% of all reports from Groningen originate from healthcare workers. In Noord-Brabant, this is 11% of the reports to date. Nationwide, 24% of confirmed COVID-19 cases is a healthcare professional. 

See news message regional differences in coronavirus epidemic in the Netherlands

Testing policy 

More tests have been carried out since 6 April. The extension of testing is intended for care workers outside the hospital, such as general practitioners, nursing home workers, disabled care workers or home care workers. Also, more patients are being tested with a high risk of a severe course of coronavirus infection, such as the elderly and people with severe underlying health conditions or disorder. See also coronavirus testing policy in the Netherlands.
 

Excess mortality

Since the flu epidemic in 2009, RIVM has been monitoring the number of deceased people every week in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS). Read the news message excess mortality caused by the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).


09-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 237 patients were reported today (current or previous). 148 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. Some patients are reported later. For this reason, the figures are often supplemented with data from previous days. 

The figures for the last few days are still in line with the impression that COVID-19 spreading slower than if no measures had been taken. 

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated in the report.


08-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Hospital admissions for 308 patients were reported today (current or previous). 147 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours.

There are major regional differences in the epidemic. Up to 20,549 confirmed infections have been reported so far in the Netherlands. The region with the highest numbers of people who tested positive for the novel coronavirus is in the province of Noord-Brabant. Almost a quarter of the total number of confirmed infections in the Netherlands involve people living in the province of Noord-Brabant (4,799 confirmed infections). The province of Groningen has the lowest number of infections, with 227 people who tested positive and 1.1% of the total number of infections, closely followed by the provinces of Drenthe (232, 1.1%), Friesland (260, 1.3%) and Flevoland (293, 1.4%). 

These differences can be explained by the fact that the spread of the novel coronavirus is not the same everywhere in the Netherlands. The curve of the epidemic seems to be flattening in Noord-Brabant. The number of reports in the north of the Netherlands remains stable and low. 
More tests have been carried out since April 6. The expansion of testing is intended for healthcare workers outside the hospitals, such as general practitioners, nursing home employees, care providers working with disabled people, or home care employees. Moreover, more patients are being tested who are at high risk of severe illness from a coronavirus infection, such as the elderly, as well as people who already have a disease or health condition. 

As more tests are performed, it is likely that more patients will test positive. An increase in the number of confirmed cases being reported therefore does not mean that the disease is spreading faster.


07-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 7,427 (+292)
Total number of reported deaths: 2,101 (+234)
Total number of confirmed cases: 19,580 (+777)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 292 patients were reported today (current or previous). 234 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. In recent weeks, Tuesdays have consistently had the highest number of reports across the week. This can be explained by the fact that many of the deaths and hospital admissions that occur on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays are processed in the official records and reported on Mondays. This is visible in the graphs on the new page on Coronavirus Data.


06-04-2020 | 13:55 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 7,135 (+260)
Total number of reported deaths: 1,867 (+101)
Total number of confirmed cases: 18,803 (+952)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 260 patients were reported today. Since yesterday, 101 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. The ‘coronavirus data’ report includes a graph showing the number of hospital admissions by reporting day and deaths per day of death. Due to delays in reporting, these figures may change per day.


05-04-2020 | 14:15 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 6,875 (+253)
Total number of reported deaths: 1,7667 (+115)
Total number of confirmed cases: 17,851 (+1,224)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 253 patients were reported today. Since yesterday, 115 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. The ‘coronavirus data’ report includes a graph showing the number of hospital admissions by reporting day and deaths per day of death. Due to delays in reporting, these figures may change per day.

Among the deceased patients, three were between 25 - 50 years of age. They all had serious underlying health conditions.


04-04-2020 | 13:45 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 6,622 (+336)
Total number of reported deaths: 1,651 (+164)
Total number of confirmed cases: 16,627 (+904)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 336  patients were reported today. Since yesterday, 164 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. The ‘coronavirus data’ report includes a graph showing the number of hospital admissions by reporting day and deaths per day of death. Due to delays in reporting, these figures may change per day.


03-04-2020 | 14:45 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 6,286 (+502)
Total number of reported deaths: 1,487 (+148)
Total number of confirmed cases: 15,723 (+1,026)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 502 patients were reported today. Since yesterday, 148 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours. The ‘coronavirus data’ report includes a graph showing the number of hospital admissions by reporting day and deaths per day of death. Due to delays in reporting, these figures may change per day.

It seems as though the initial effects of the measures can be seen. The number of patients admitted to hospital, and the number of deceased patients reported in the Netherlands is increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place. It will take a considerable time to slow down the spread of the coronavirus. Everyone must continue to comply with the measures in the coming period.

RIVM is receiving information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from multiple sources. The daily data reports from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation are now also included in the reports on coronavirus data in the Netherlands (only in Dutch). These figures are continuously updated by the NICE Foundation. For that reason, the figures in this report have a slight delay compared to the real-time situation.

Excess mortality

Since the flu epidemic in 2009, RIVM has been monitoring the number of deceased people every week in collaboration with Statistics Netherlands (CBS). The CBS figures show all deaths in the Netherlands, regardless of the cause of death. At this time of year, there are usually between 2700 and 3000 deaths per week. The most recent mortality figures in the Netherlands show that some 870 and 1181 more people died in the week between 19 and 25 March 2020 than expected in this week. A significant part of the mortalities is expected to be related to COVID-19. Exactly which part will only become apparent later from the cause of death registrations. For more information: https://www.rivm.nl/monitoring-sterftecijfers-nederland

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.

See also the ‘coronavirus data’ report (only in Dutch).


02-04-2020 | 14:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 5784 (+625)
Total number of reported deaths: 1339 (+166)
Total number of confirmed cases: 14,697 (+1083)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 625 patients were reported today. 166 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the last 24 hours.

The ‘coronavirus data’ report includes a graph showing the number of hospital admissions by reporting day and deaths per day of death. Due to delays in reporting, these figures may change per day.

It seems as though the initial effects of the measures can be seen. The number of patients admitted to hospital and the number of deceased patients reported in the Netherlands are increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place.

RIVM is receiving information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from multiple sources. The daily data reports from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation are now also included in the reports on coronavirus data in the Netherlands (only in Dutch). These figures are updated constantly by the NICE Foundation. For that reason, the figures in this report have a slight delay compared to the real-time situation.

Since not all COVID-19 patients are tested, the actual numbers in the Netherlands are higher than the numbers stated here.


01-04-2020 | 15:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases: 13,614 (+1,019)
Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 5,159 (+447)
Total number of reported deaths: 1,173 (+134)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 447 patients were reported today. 134 deaths were reported. These hospital admissions and deaths occurred over the course of several days, but were reported within the last 24 hours.

So far, two deaths have been reported involving people younger than 50 years old, both of whom had serious underlying health conditions.

Fewer hospital admissions and deaths were reported today. It is important to be aware that the number of reports per day is not the actual number of deaths or hospital admissions in the past day. This is because there is a delay between the moment of death or hospital admission and when these figures are reported to the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). It seems as though the initial effects of the measures are starting to be seen. The number of patients admitted to hospital and the number of deceased patients reported in the Netherlands are increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place.

The trends in hospital admissions by province are unchanged compared to yesterday. Noord-Brabant seems to have moved past the peak of new hospital admissions. That point is not yet visible in Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Gelderland and Limburg. The number of hospital admissions remains stable and low in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Flevoland and Zeeland.

RIVM is receiving information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from multiple sources. The daily data reports from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation are now also included in the reports on coronavirus data in the Netherlands (only in Dutch). These figures are updated constantly by the NICE Foundation. For that reason, the figures in this report have a slight delay compared to the real-time situation.

March 2020

31-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases: 12,595 (+845)
Total number of confirmed cases who are or were admitted to hospital: 4.712(+722)
Total number of reported deaths: 1.039 (+175)

Explanation

Hospital admissions for 722 patients were reported today. 175 deaths were reported. Not all of the hospital admissions or deaths occurred within the past day.

The number of patients admitted to hospital and the number of deceased patients reported in the Netherlands are increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place.

The province of Noord-Brabant seems to have moved past the peak of new hospital admissions. Hospital admissions are still increasing in Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Gelderland and Limburg. The number of hospital admissions remains stable and low in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Flevoland and Zeeland.

RIVMNational Institute for Public Health and the Environment  is receiving information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from multiple sources. The daily data reports from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation are now also included in the reports on Coronavirus data in the Netherlands (only in Dutch). These figures are updated constantly by the NICE Foundation. For that reason, the figures in this report have a slight delay compared to the real-time situation.

The reports to the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) are used as the basis for these figures. There is a delay because a hospital admission or death is sometimes reported to the GGDs a few days later. For that reason, the number of deceased patients reported per day may include deaths that occurred over the course of several days. The same applies to hospital admissions.


30-03-2020 | 14:35 hr

Overview of the numbers

Total number of confirmed cases: 11,750 (+884)
Total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 3990 (+507)
Total number of reported deaths: 864 (+93)

Explanation

As has been reported over the past few days, the number of reported hospital admissions and the number of deceased COVID-19 patients reported in the Netherlands appear to be increasing less rapidly than would be expected without measures in place. It will become apparent this week whether the curve is in fact flattening out.

Noord-Brabant continues to show a declining trend in the number of hospital admissions. Hospital admissions are relatively high in Zuid-Holland, Noord-Holland, Gelderland and Limburg. The number of hospital admissions remains stable and low in the provinces of Friesland, Groningen, Drenthe, Flevoland and Zeeland.

The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) is receiving information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus from multiple sources. The daily data reports from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation are now also included in the reports on Coronavirus data (only in Dutch). These figures are updated several times a day by the NICE Foundation. The figures in this report have a slight delay compared to the real-time situation.

See data novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands (in Dutch)


29-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

  • The total number of confirmed cases: 10.866 (+1.104)
  • The total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 3.483 (+529)
  • The total number of reported deaths: 771 (+132) 

Explanation

For the first time, the number of confirmed cases has surpassed 10,000. Because not all confirmed cases can always be reported immediately, the reported cases may differ slightly from the actual situation. As has been reported over the past few days, the number of reported hospital admissions and the number of deceased patients appears to be increasing less rapidly than would be expected without measures in place. In a number of days, it can be concluded whether the number of hospital admissions and the number of deaths among reported patients is actually levelling off, and thus how well the measures are working.

More data available on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

RIVM is receiving more and more information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. For example, the latest data from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation is now included in the reports.

Each day about 100 new patients are admitted to intensive care (ICU). Because patients stay in the ICU for some time, the total number of patients in ICU in the Netherlands currently increases with approximately 80 patients per day.

The number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the deaths due to COVID-19 are based on the reports received from the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). There is a delay between the day on which a person dies and the day on which the death is reported. For that reason, the number of deceased patients reported per day may include deaths that occurred over the course of several days.

See data novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands (in Dutch)


28-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

  • The total number of confirmed cases: 9762 (+1159)
  • The total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 2954 (+454)
  • The total number of reported deaths: 639 (+93)

Explanation

As seen yesterday, the number of reported new hospital admissions and Intensive Care admissions appears to be increasing less rapidly. The number of reported deceased COVID-19 patients is lower than yesterday. Because not all patients can be reported immediately, the reported numbers may differ slightly from the actual situation.

The number of reported hospital admissions and the number of reported deaths from COVID-19 is increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place. If this trend continues, we can conclude in a couple of days whether the measures are working.

The province with the most confirmed cases is still Noord-Brabant with a total of 2748 persons. However, the number of new hospital admissions in this province is decreasing. Subsequently, the most confirmed cases were reported in Zuid-Holland (1508) and Noord-Holland (1401). In the province of Zuid-Holland, the number of hospital admissions of confirmed cases is rising faster than in other provinces. The provinces of Friesland and Drenthe are still the provinces with the fewest infections, 96 and 98 confirmed cases, respectively.

See data novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands (in Dutch)


27-03-2020 | 16:00 hr

Overview of the numbers

The total number of confirmed cases: 8603 (+1172)

The total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 2500 (+349)

The total number of reported deaths: 546 (+112)

Explanation

On a national level, the number of reported deaths as a result of COVID-19 is still increasing. The number of reported new patients admitted to hospital and Intensive Care appears to be increasing less rapidly.

As reported yesterday, the number of patients admitted to hospital and the number of deceased patients is increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place. If this trend continues, we can conclude in a couple of days whether the measures (keeping distance, limiting social contact, washing hands) are working.

The province with the highest number of confirmed cases is still Noord-Brabant with 2488 cases. However, the number of new patients admitted to hospital in this province is decreasing. After that, the most confirmed cases are reported in Zuid-Holland (1249) and Noord-Holland (1235). In these two provinces, the number of patients admitted to hospital is increasing relatively rapidly. This is also the case in the province of Gelderland.

The provinces of Friesland and Drenthe report the least contaminations with respectively 83 and 81 confirmed cases.

More available data on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

RIVM is receiving more and more information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. For example, the latest data from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation is now included in the reports. We provide a daily update on charts and reports in a PDF overview. 

The figures provided for the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the deaths due to COVID-19 are based on the reports received from the Municipal Public Health Services (GGD). There is a delay between the day on which a person dies and the day on which the death is reported. The number of deceased patients reported per day may include deaths that occurred over the course of several days. The actual number of COVID-19 cases is higher than the number of reports.

See also the daily update on charts and reports in a PDF overview (in Dutch).


26-03-2020 | 14:35 hr

Overview of the numbers

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 7431 (+1019)
  • Total number of reported deaths: 434 (+78)
  • Total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 2151 (+315)

Explanation

The number of patients admitted to hospital and the number of deceased patients are increasing less rapidly than would have been expected without measures in place. This could indicate that the measures taken are having an effect on how fast the virus is spreading. It will be possible to interpret these effects more clearly at the end of this week or the beginning of next week.

The area with the highest number of confirmed cases is the province of Noord-Brabant, where 2161 people tested positive. After that, the most confirmed cases were reported in Zuid-Holland (1042) and Noord-Holland (1029). The provinces of Friesland and Drenthe reported the fewest COVID-19 infections: 71 and 72 respectively.

Most of the deceased patients were in the age category of 80 – 84 years.

More data available on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

RIVM is receiving more and more information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. For example, the latest data from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation is now included in the reports. We provide a daily update on charts and reports in a PDF overview. 

The figures provided for the number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 and the deaths due to COVID-19 are based on the reports received from the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). There is a delay between the day on which a person dies and the day on which the death is reported. For that reason, the number of deceased patients reported per day may include deaths that occurred over the course of several days.


25-03-2020 | 15:00 hr

Possible flattening in number of new hospital admissions for patients with COVID-19

Over the past few days, the number of new patients admitted to hospital had shown a rising curve. That curve now seems to be flattening out. This may indicate a slight decline in how fast the virus is spreading. This is an initial indication. We cannot draw solid conclusions on this basis. It will become apparent in the next few days whether the curve is in fact flattening out.

Based on the figures for the number of hospital admissions, mathematical models are used to calculate how fast the virus is spreading. It would also appear that the virus is now spreading less rapidly. Here, too, it will become apparent in the next few days whether this slowing trend continues.

A number of deceased patients were reported again today. However, those reports concerned people who had died sometime within the past few days. Deaths are not always reported immediately. For that reason, a new chart now shows the number of deceased patients according to the day on which they died.

Overview of the numbers

  • Total number of confirmed cases: 6412 (+852)
  • Total number of reported deaths: 356 (+ 80)
  • Total number of confirmed cases that are or were admitted to hospital: 1836 (+341)

More data available on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus

RIVM is receiving more and more information on the outbreak of the novel coronavirus. For example, the latest data from the National Intensive Care Evaluation (NICE) Foundation is now included in the reports. We will provide a daily update on charts and reports in a PDF overview (in Dutch). 


24-03-2020 | 14:30 hr

63 patients deceased, 811 new patients, a total of 5560 confirmed cases

Since yesterday, 811 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Netherlands to 5560. Among them are 1495 people who are or were admitted to hospital.

Since the last update, 63 patients have died from COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 276. The deceased range in age between 55 and 97 years old.

Most of the confirmed cases live in the province of Noord- Brabant: 1739 people. This is followed by Zuid- Holland (758) and Noord-Holland (740).

The actual number of COVID-19 infections is higher than the number of reports in this update. This is because not everyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection is tested. The cases reported here are mainly patients who are so sick that they are admitted to hospital, and healthcare providers.

The number of reported patients and deceased patients may vary per day for various reasons. For example, the deaths are not always reported on the same day. The fact that the numbers fluctuate does not say anything about the effect of the measures that have been in place since mid-March. This effect is not expected to be visible until the end of this week or the beginning of next week.


23-03-2020 | 14:30 hr

34 patients deceased, 545 new patients, a total of 4749 positive tested people

Since yesterday, 545 people have tested positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). This brings the total number of confirmed cases in the Netherlands to 4749. Among them are 1230 people who are or have been admitted to hospital.

Since the last update, 34 patients have died from COVID-19. The number of COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 213. The age of the deceased is between 55 and 97 years; the average age at the time of death is 82 years*.

Most of the positive tested people live in the province of Noord- Brabant, namely 1558 people. Followed by Zuid- Holland (647) and Noord-Holland (600).

The actual number of infections with COVID-19 is higher than the number of reports in this update. This is because not everyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection is tested. It regards mainly patients who are so sick that they are admitted to hospital and healthcare providers.

*average should be median


22-03-2020 | 14:35 hr

43 patients deceased, 573 new patients, a total of 4204 positive tested people

Since yesterday, 573 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 4204.

Since the last update, 43 patients have died of COVID-19. The number of  COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 179. A total of 988 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the people who tested positive live in the province of Noord-Brabant, 1404 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Zuid-Holland (585) and  Noord-Holland (535). 

The actual number of infections with COVID-19 is higher than the number of reports in this update because not everyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection is tested.


21-03-2020 | 14:20 hr

30 patients deceased, 637 new patients, a total of 3631 positive tested people

Since yesterday, 637 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 3631.

Since the last update, 30 patients have died of COVID-19. The number of  COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 136. A total of 836 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the people who tested positive live in the province of Noord-Brabant, 1180 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Zuid-Holland (486), Noord-Holland (461) and Limburg (418).

The actual number of infections with COVID-19 is higher than the number of reports in this update because not everyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection is tested.


20-03-2020 | 14:17 hr

30 patients deceased, 534 new patients, a total of 2994 positive tested people

Since yesterday, 534 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of confirmed cases to 2994. Among them are 725 people working in health care; they are tested more often than other groups.

Since the last update, 30 patients have died of COVID-19. The number of  COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 106. The age of the deceased is between 63 and 95 years. A total of 643 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the people who tested positive live in the province of Noord-Brabant, 1012 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Zuid-Holland (405), Limburg (366) and Noord-Holland (353).

The actual number of infections with COVID-19 is higher than the number of reports in this update because not everyone suspected of a COVID-19 infection is tested.


19-03-2020 | 14:47 hr

Eighteen patients deceased, 409 new patients, a total of 2460 positive tested people

Since yesterday, 409 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people to 2460. Among them are 594 people working in health care; they are tested more often than other groups.

Since the last update, eighteen patients have died of COVID-19. The number of  COVID-19 fatalities in the Netherlands is now 76. The age of the deceased is between 63 and 95 years. A total of 489 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the people who tested positive live in the province of Noord-Brabant, 870 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Zuid-Holland (312) and Limburg (301).

Last week, two infections were reported by NIVEL monitoring stations. The number of cases found by NIVEL is now 10.


18-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Fifteen patients deceased, 346 new patients, in total 2051 positive tested persons

Since yesterday, 346 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people tested to 2051. Among them are 485 people working in health care; they are tested more often than other groups.

Fifteen patients have died from COVID-19 since the last update. A total of 58 people have now died from COVID-19 in the Netherlands. The age of the deceased persons is between 63 and 95 years. A total of 408 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the positive tested people live in the province of Noord-Brabant, namely 759 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Limburg (265) and Zuid-Holland (241).

New map

Since yesterday, the distribution of the number of positive tested people in the Netherlands is shown with an incidence map. The coloured areas do not represent the total number of positively tested people, but the number per 100,000 inhabitants, since the first patient in the Netherlands. The colour distribution of the map is different today than yesterday. This is because the legend has been changed.


17-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Nineteen patients deceased, 292 new patients, in total 1705 persons tested positive

Since yesterday, 292 people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people to 1705. Among them are 389 people working in health care; they are tested more often than other groups.

Nineteen patients have died from COVID-19 since the last update. The number of fatalities in the Netherlands is now 43. The age of the deceased is between 63 and 94 years. Earlier we reported that the youngest deceased was 59 years, this was due to an administrative error. A total of 314 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

Most of the positive tested people live in the province of Noord- Brabant, namely 634 people. Noord-Brabant is followed by Limburg (197) and South Holland (175).

New map

As of today, the distribution of the number of positive tested people in the Netherlands is shown with an incidence map. The coloured areas, therefore, do not represent the total number of positively tested people, but the number per 100,000 inhabitants.


16-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Four patients deceased, 278 new patients, in total 1413 persons tested positive

Since the last update, 278 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of people tested positive to 1413.

Since yesterday, four patients have died of COVID-19. A total of 24 people have now died from the disease. The average age of the deceased is 79 years (youngest 59- oldest 94). A total of 205 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.

In the province of Noord-Brabant, there are 108 new positive tested persons. In total, 554 persons have tested positive in Noord- Brabant. Subsequently, the province of Limburg (149), the province of Utrecht (140) and Zuid-Holland (136) reported the most positive tested persons.


15-03-2020 | 17:35 hr

Additional measures education, catering, sport

On Sunday 15 March, the government has taken additional measures in the approach to tackling the coronavirus. Schools and childcare facilities will close until Monday 6 April. The same applies to eating and drinking establishments and sports and fitness clubs.


15-03-2020 | 14:00 hr

Eight patients deceased, 176 new patients, a total of 1135 persons tested positive

In the last 24 hours, 176 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people to 1135.

Since yesterday, eight patients have died of COVID-19 in the age of 59 to 94 years. Most of them are older than 70 years and had underlying health conditions. The number of fatalities in the Netherlands is now 20.

A total of 162 patients are or have been admitted to a hospital.


14-03-2020 | 16.15 hr

Two patients deceased, 155 new patients, in total 959 persons tested positive

Since yesterday, 155 more people have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people to 959. Since yesterday two patients have died of COVID-19, both older patients with underlying health conditions. A total of 12 people have now died from COVID-19 in the Netherlands.  A total of 136 patients have been admitted to a hospital.

Today less new positive tests were reported than yesterday. One possible reason for this decrease is that the testing policy has changed. From 12 March, people with mild complaints are no longer tested because of the national measure to stay at home with the first symptoms. In addition, more people are being tested that belong to risk groups. On 12 March, the government also called on people to limit social contacts. It is still too early to see the effect of this measure. 


13-03-2020 | 14.30 hr

5 deceased patients, 190 new patients, in total 804 positive tested persons

As of today, 190 more patients have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people in the Netherlands to 804. 179 of the reported patients work in health care; they are tested more often than other groups.

Five more patients have died from COVID-19. All of them were older people with underlying health conditions. In total, 10 people have died from COVID-19 in the Netherlands to date.

A total of 115 patients have been hospitalised.

Widespread transmission

The areas with widespread transmission have been updated and are now: 

  • Italy
  • Austria
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany)
  • Madrid (Spain)
  • China (including Hong Kong)
  • South Korea
  • Iran

12-03-2020 | 16.14 hr

Additional measures novel coronavirus COVID-19

RIVM has advised the Dutch government that additional measures are needed throughout the Netherlands to prevent the spread of COVID-19. The measures taken in Noord-Brabant now apply to the whole of the Netherlands. Read more


12-03-2020 | 14.30 hr

111 new patients, in total 614 positive tested persons

As of today, 111 more persons have tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. This brings the total number of positive tested people in the Netherlands to 614. 

A total of 86 patients have been hospitalised, an increase of  24 patients. One new patient has been found in the province of Utrecht through a NIVEL monitoring station. This is the second time this happened.

Of the 614 reported patients, 273 live in the province of Noord-Brabant and 80 in the province of Utrecht. In addition, 68 live in Zuid-Holland, 53 in Limburg and 48 in Gelderland. Of the 614 people, 239 were infected abroad. Countries that were a source of infection were mainly Italy (193), Austria (26) and Germany (7). New countries from which the coronavirus may be imported are Belgium, Mauritius, Spain and South Korea. For 123 cases the source of infection is unknown: 33 more than yesterday. For 141 cases this is still under investigation. The majority of patients with an unknown source of infection live in North Brabant.

One hundred two of the reported patients work in health care.


11-03-2020 | 15.10 hr

One deceased patient, 121 new patients, in total 503 positive tested persons

At this moment, there are 121 new confirmed COVID-19 patients which brings the total number of positive tests to 503. The number of new positive tests is higher than in recent days. Part of the increase can be explained by the research conducted in Noord-Brabant in the past few days. In addition, a fifth patient has died from COVID-19. It concerns a 68-year-old patient with underlying health conditions.

Of the 503 reported cases, 223 live in the province of Noord-Brabant and 66 in the province of Utrecht. In addition, 57 live in the province of Zuid-Holland and 48 in the province of Limburg. Of the 503 persons, 199 were infected abroad. For 92 cases, the source of infection is still under investigation. The majority of patients with an unknown source of infection live in Noord-Brabant.

Research

From 6 to 8 March 1097 hospital workers were tested, of which 3.9 per cent was indeed infected with COVID-19. The percentages vary per hospital and are between 0 and 10 per cent. Two hundred patients were also tested. Of these patients, an average of 9 per cent was infected with the virus. Again, there are differences between hospitals. The people who were tested already had symptoms.

Risk areas adapted

The list of risk areas has been adapted. The area in Northern Italy has been extended to the entire country. Singapore and Macao are no longer considered a risk area because the virus is no longer widely spread there.

In effect as of today:

Do you have fever (more than 38⁰ Celsius) and respiratory symptoms (such as coughing or shortness of breath) and have had contact with a patient with the coronavirus or have been in one of the following areas for the past 14 days:

- China (including Hong Kong)
- Italy
- Iran
- South Korea

Please contact your GP by telephone.

Questions about the novel coronavirus

If you have any questions about the novel coronavirus or the disease it causes, COVID-19, please visit the special website of Government.nl, or call the information number 0800 - 13 51.

Starting tomorrow, RIVM will refer callers to this telephone number. They will answer questions, also based on information from RIVM.


10-03-2020 | 16.21 hr

Results random sample tests: 4% of hospital staff infected with novel coronavirus

Nearly four per cent of the hospital staff tested in hospitals in Brabant are infected with the novel coronavirus. However, there are regional differences. These are the results of last weekend's random sample testing by RIVM. The research findings support last Friday's implemented policy. It does, however, require a few additions. 


10-03-2020 | 14.50 hr

One patient deceased, 61 new patients, a total of 382 people tested positive

Since yesterday, 61 new COVID-19 patients have been reported to RIVM. This brings the total number of positive tests to 382.

Of the 382 confirmed cases, 161 were infected abroad. For 156 cases the source of infection is unknown or the investigation still ongoing. More than half of these patients live in Noord-Brabant. Most people who tested positive live in the province of Noord-Brabant: 157 people. The province of Utrecht is home to 55 reported cases.

On Monday, a 78-year-old patient with underlying health conditions died. A total of four people have now died from the novel coronavirus in the Netherlands.


10-03-2020 | 9.00 hr

New measure: stop shaking hands!

Wash your hands well, cough and sneeze on the inside of your elbow and use paper handkerchiefs. These basic hygiene measures are important to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. A new measure has now been added. As of Monday evening 9 March 2020, there is also a call to stop shaking hands.

More information on Rijksoverheid.nl


09-03-2020 | 14.00 hr

56 new patients, a total of 321 positive tests

Since the last update, RIVM received reports of 56 new COVID-19 patients. The total number of positive tests has risen to 321. 150 patients were infected abroad, most of them in Italy. Currently, most patients are a resident of the province of Noord-Brabant (134), followed by the province of Utrecht (52).

Research in Brabant

The results of the research conducted this weekend among health workers in Brabant are not yet known. More information will follow soon.


08-03-2020 | 15.00 hr

Two patients deceased, 77 new patients, a total of 265 positive tested patients

Two patients with the novel coronavirus have died today. Both had serious underlying medical problems. It concerns an 86-year-old man who was admitted to the Bernhoven Hospital in Uden and an 82-year-old man from the Zuyderland Medical Center in Sittard / Geleen. The source of infection of these patients is under investigation.

Since the last update, RIVM received reports of 77 new COVID-19 patients. The total number of positive tested patients has risen to 265, of whom 3 patients have died. 144 patients were infected abroad. 74 patients are contacts of confirmed patients. 


07-03-2020 | 14:30 hr

60 new patients, a total of 188 positive tests

Since the last update, RIVM received reports of 60 new COVID-19 patients. The total number of positive tests has risen to 188, of whom 1 patient has died. 112 patients were infected abroad. 47 patients are contacts of confirmed patients. Most new cases have been found in the province of Noord-Brabant: 26 new cases.


06-03-2020 | 22:00 hr

COVID-19: Advice for residents of Noord-Brabant

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. To find out to what extent the virus is spreading, RIVM will start sampling to detect the presence of the novel coronavirus on Saturday 7 March.


06-03-2020 | 14.00 hr

46 new patients, a total of 128 positive tests

Since the last update, RIVM received reports of 46 new patients. The total number of positive tests has risen to 128, of whom 1 patient has died. 101 patients were infected abroad or are contacts of confirmed patients. From the new patients, 5 have been hospitalised. The other new patients are under home isolation.


06-03-2020 | 11.45 hr

Patient with novel coronavirus deceased

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. This is the first patient in the Netherlands who has died from an infection with the novel coronavirus.

After it was confirmed that the patient was infected with COVID-19, the patient was treated in isolation. The hospital and the Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) have tracked down the patient's contacts (visitors and healthcare providers) and checked whether they have any symptoms. All contacts of the patients who have symptoms of the common cold virus or a fever were asked to stay at home. If necessary, they will be tested.

The novel coronavirus can spread to other close contacts through droplets from an infected person, for example by coughing or sneezing. Symptoms of the disease are a fever and respiratory complaints such as shortness of breath or coughing. Someone with a fever and respiratory symptoms, and who has been in an area where COVID-19 is widespread in the past 14 days can be tested for COVID-19. This currently applies to the following countries: China (including Hong Kong and Macao), Singapore, South Korea, Iran and some provinces in Northern Italy (Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Lombardy, Trentino South Tyrol, Friuli-Julian-Venice, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna and Liguria).


05-03-2020 | 16.15 hr

44 new patients, a total of 82 positive tests

Since the last update, RIVM received reports of 44 new patients. The total number of positive tests has risen to 82. Sixty-nine patients were infected abroad or are contacts of confirmed patients. From the new patients, two have been hospitalised. The other new patients are under home isolation.

One new patient was detected via a flu monitoring station of the Netherlands Institute for health services research (Nivel). Nivel, Erasmus Medical Center (Erasmus MC) and RIVM investigate flu-like symptoms. Jointly, the test at 40 GP practices how often these symptoms occur and by which viruses they are caused. Since a few weeks, this research includes testing for the novel coronavirus. The source of infection of some patients is still unknown. The Municipal Public Health Service (GGD) is conducting contact investigations for all new patients.


04-03-2020 | 15.15 hr

Fifteen new patients, a total of 38 positive tests

On March 3, 15 new patients were reported to RIVM. This brings the total number of positive tests to 38. Four of the new patients were admitted to the hospital. The other 11 are under home isolation. One of these patients lives abroad,  was on transit in the Netherlands and receives care in a temporary accommodation.

Most of the people diagnosed with the novel coronavirus are people who have been in Northern Italy or are family contacts of a previous patient. For a few patients, the source of the infection is still unknown and the investigation is ongoing. The GGD's have started contact investigations.

Measures in hospitals

Some of the patients are in a hospital. The hospitals track down their contacts inside and outside the hospital with the GGD. The hospital will announce if measures have to be taken within the hospital.

Avoid non-essential travel to Northern Italy

Many of the new patients have recently been to Northern Italy. In several Northern Italian provinces, there is a widespread circulation of the novel coronavirus. People travelling in Northern Italy are therefore more likely to become infected with the coronavirus. Travellers can take the virus back to the Netherlands unnoticed. That is why the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs has updated its travel advice for Northern Italy to essential travel only.


03-03-2020 | 13.33 hr

Six new patients

On 2 March, six new coronavirus patients were reported to RIVM. They are all at home in isolation. This brings the total number of positive novel coronavirus tests in the Netherlands to 24.

Almost all persons diagnosed with the coronavirus are travellers from Northern Italy or family contacts from a previous patient. For some patients, the source of the infection is still unknown and under investigation. The Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) have started contact investigation.


02-03-2020 | 15.44 hr

Eight new patients, Maasstad Hospital closes ICU department

To date Monday 2 March, eight new patients have been reported to RIVM. This brings the total number of positive coronavirus tests in the Netherlands to 18. One of the patients was in intensive care at Maasstad Hospital. As a precautionary measure, the hospital has now set up a partial admission stop for the Intensive Care Unit (ICU).


02-03-2020 | 11.24 hr

Three new patients with novel coronavirus (COVID-19)

Three new patients were diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) on March 1st, bringing the number of coronavirus patients in the Netherlands to ten. One patient was hospitalised in the Beatrix Hospital in Gorinchem. The hospital will be temporarily closed as a precaution.


01-03-2020  | 13.06 hr

Patient with COVID-19 in Delft

On 29 February, a woman in Delft was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Netherlands. The woman had been in Lombardy, in Northern Italy, last week. She is staying at home in isolation.

27-02-2020  | 13.06 hr

Patient with novel coronavirus COVID-19 in the Netherlands

A patient in the Netherlands was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Tests confirmed this today. The patient, who visited the Lombardy region in Italy recently, is  being kept in isolation. The Municipal Health Service (GGD) carries out a contact investigation.