Coronavirus update (March 25): 6412 confirmed cases
The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 852 people in the Netherlands have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness that is caused by the new coronavirus. This means that the new total of infected people is 6412.
Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
Of the 6412 people infected, another 80 have died since yesterday, March 24, bringing the death toll to 356. The deceased were between 55 and 97 years old. In total, 1836 patients are or have been admitted to hospital.
Stay at home
On Monday, extra measures were announced to curb the spread of the virus on top of those already in place, including the closure of all food and drink establishments, excluding supermarkets, the closure of schools and all fitness clubs and saunas. It's also no longer possible to visit nursing homes.
The new measures include the ban of all social gatherings until June 1, with the 100-people limit no longer being valid; 1,5 metres of distance to be kept, failure to adhere can result in a fine; and a maximum of three visitors in a house if the 1,5-metre distance rule can be kept, amongst other things.
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