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Coronavirus update (May 21): 44.700 confirmed cases

Coronavirus update (May 21): 44.700 confirmed cases

Coronavirus update (May 21): 44.700 confirmed cases

UPDATE MAY 22 HERE

The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 253 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 44.700. 

Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands

Of the 44.700 people infected, another 27 people have died since yesterday*, May 20, bringing the death toll to 5.775. In total, 11.640 (+13) 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 21 44.700 (+253) 11.640 (+13) 5.775 (+27)
May 20 44.447 (+198) 11.627 (+14) 5.748 (+33)
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)

Country slowly reopening

At the coronavirus press conference of Tuesday, May 19, Prime Minister Rutte and health minister De Jonge announced the government’s plans to slowly reopen the country are going through as planned, for now. Read about all of the steps here.

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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