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Netherlands #coronavirus cases jump 20% in one week to highest figure since January 2021

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On Saturday, the Dutch national health agency RIVM reported the highest number of positive SARS-CoV-2 infections since January 14. The single-day tally was at 6,446 new cases, a six percent increase compared to the previous day and a 20 percent increase compared to last week.

This has pushed the seven-day average up to 5,150, a 13 percent rise versus last Saturday. The total number of new infections for this week was 31,481, a 16 percent increase compared to the same period last week.

The three cities with the highest number of new infections on Saturday were Rotterdam (290), Amsterdam (217), and The Hague (143). In Rotterdam, infections went up by 34 percent compared to last week. In Amsterdam, however, infections fell by 48 percent compared to last Saturday. In the Hague, infections dropped as well, by eight percent.

NL Times report

 

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