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Coronavirus update (March 29): 10.866 confirmed cases

Coronavirus update (March 29): 10.866 confirmed cases

Coronavirus update (March 29): 10.866 confirmed cases

UPDATE MARCH 30 HERE

The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 1104 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 10.866. 

Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands

Of the 10.866 people infected, another 132 have died since yesterday, March 28, bringing the death toll to 771. In total, 3483 (+529) patients are or have been admitted to hospital. Currently, the total number of ICU patients is increasing by about 80 per day. 

Social distancing

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. 

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. 

Are you worried about having symptoms? Read Coronavirus: What are the symptoms and how can you avoid getting it?

Manja van Kesteren

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Manja studied English and Creative & Professional Writing at the University of Wolverhampton. She has worked as a professional writer for a number of international companies in the Netherlands. A...

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Orit Olshansky Gefen 18:44 | 29 March 2020

Why there are so many deaths in NL? It's scary