Latest coronavirus news: 24 dead in the Netherlands
The RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reports that, since the last update, another 278 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 1413.
Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
Of the 1413 people infected, another four have died since Sunday, March 15, bringing the death toll to 24. The average age of the deceased is 79, with the youngest being 59 and the oldest 94-years-old. In total, 205 patients are or have been admitted to hospital.
North Brabant has the highest number of coronavirus infections, namely 554 positive tests. Limburg has the second-highest number of positive tests (149), followed by Utrecht (140) and South-Holland (136).
The Netherlands on lockdown
Yesterday, extra measures were announced to curb the spread of the virus. These include the closure of all food and drink establishments, excluding supermarkets, the closure of schools and all fitness clubs and saunas, amongst other things.
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