Coronavirus update (May 19): 44.249 confirmed cases
The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 108 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 44.249.
Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
Of the 44.249 people infected, another 21 people have died since yesterday*, May 18, bringing the death toll to 5.715. In total, 11.613 (+34) patients are or have been admitted to hospital. As not all people are getting tested, the true number of people infected with the new coronavirus is higher than reported.
*There may be a delay between the day of death and the day that it is reported.
|Date||Confirmed cases||Hospital admissions||Deaths|
|May 19||44.249 (+108)||11.613 (+34)||5.715 (+21)|
|May 18||44.141 (+146)||11.579 (+27)||5.694 (+14)|
|May 17||43.995 (+125)||11.552 (+15)||5.680 (+10)|
|May 16||43.870 (+198)||11.537 (+45)||5.670 (+27)|
|May 15||43.681 (+200)||11.492 (+35)||5.643 (+53)|
|May 14||43.481 (+270)||11.457 (+27)||5.590 (+28)|
|May 13||43.211 (+227)||11.430 (+52)||5.562 (+52)|
Tonight, at 7pm, Prime Minister Rutte and Health Minister De Jonge will give a press conference. You can follow this conference on NPO 1, NPO Start, NPO Radio 1, NOS.nl, the NOS app, NPO Nieuws, NOS YouTube and NOS Facebook.
Country slowly reopening
At the coronavirus press conference of Wednesday, May 6, Prime Minister Rutte and health minister De Jonge announced the government’s plans to slowly reopen the country, step-by-step. Read about all of the steps here.