Coronavirus update (May 22): 44.888 confirmed cases
The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 188 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 44.888.
Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
Of the 44.888 people infected, another 13 people have died since yesterday*, May 21, bringing the death toll to 5.788. In total, 11.649 (+9) 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 22||44.888 (+188)||11.649 (+9)||5.788 (+13)|
|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)|
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.