Weekly coronavirus update: 28.628 new cases, 448 deaths
The weekly report from the RIVM (National Institute for Public Health and Environment) reveals that, since the update last week, another 28.628 people in the Netherlands have tested positive for COVID-19, the illness that is caused by the new coronavirus.
Coronavirus situation in the Netherlands
Of the people infected, another 448 people have died since last Tuesday*, January 26, bringing the death toll to 14.176. Another 1.216 patients 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|
|January 27 - February 2||+ 28.628||+ 1.216||14.176 (+ 448)|
|January 20 - January 26||+ 35.635||+ 1.264||13.728 (+ 512)|
|January 13 - January 19||+ 38.776||+ 1.348||13.216 (+ 608)|
|January 6 - January 12||+ 49.398||+ 1.503||12.608 (+ 743)|
|December 30 - January 5||+ 56.440||+ 1.713||11.865 (+ 621)|
|December 23 - December 29||+ 67.388||+ 1.811||11.244 (+ 583)|
|December 16 - December 22||+ 82.340||+ 1.549||10.661 (+ 472)|
|December 9 - December 15||+ 58.412||+ 1.480||10.189 (+ 398)|
|December 2 - December 8||+ 43.103||+ 1.229||9.791 (+ 338)|
|November 25 - December 1||+ 33.949||+ 1.007||9.453 (+ 406)|
|November 18 - November 24||+ 36.931||+ 1.291||9.047 (+ 422)|
Coronavirus vaccinations in the Netherlands
According to the government's corona dashboard, a total of 343.881 people in the Netherlands have been vaccinated against COVID-19.
|January 26 - February 2||343.881 (+ 179.950)|
|January 18 - January 25||163.931 (+ 86.931)|
|January 6 - January 17||77.000|
There have been a number of discussions between the Dutch government and various health boards across the country including the RIVM and the National Acute Care Network (LNAZ) over the past week. News emerged that the number of vaccinations carried out on a day-to-day basis had been underreported, and so the figure shown on the corona dashboard was inaccurate. The Ministry of Health corrected the apparent mistake, but the news was followed by an update from the government which revealed that the figures reported on January 31 were inaccurate due to the double count of 17.550 jabs.
To ensure the same errors can't be made in the future, the government has changed the set up of the corona dashboard to temporarily feature the number of registered injections (from LNAZ and GGD) as well as the assumed total number of vaccinations. This assumption is based on the number of doses delivered to each individual vaccination site. The figure shown in the above graph is the assumed total number of vaccinations.
Register for a coronavirus test
If you are experiencing coronavirus symptoms, you can get tested to see if you are infected with the virus. You can call 0800 1202 to make an appointment if you have one or more of the following mild symptoms (have your BSN at the ready):
- Stuffy and / or runny nose
- Sore throat
- Sudden loss of smell or taste
Contact a doctor if you have severe symptoms or if you belong to an at-risk group.