The Netherlands had the highest number of coronavirus infections since the start of the pandemic on Wednesday. The Dutch Press Agency announces that the Dutch province of Limburg has become the new Western European epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The Dutch province of Limburg, bordering Belgium, is the western European epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reports the Dutch Press Agency (ANP). In the past two weeks, 22,482 residents in the province tested positive for the virus. COVID-19 has been found in 1 in 50 inhabitants (2012 per 100,000).
All provinces of the Netherlands are marked in dark red on the European Pandemic Threat Map. In addition to Limburg, 16 other European regions also have more than 2,000 infections per 100,000 people.
The epidemic situation in the Netherlands
On Wednesday, the highest number of coronavirus infections since the beginning of the pandemic was recorded in the Netherlands – 23 789. Therefore, the government plans to urgently introduce new restrictions.
The National Institute of Public Health (RIVM) has recorded more than 20,000 infections for nine consecutive days. In the last seven days, he registered 156,921 cases, which means an average of 22,417 confirmed infections per day.
Fifty patients have died from COVID-19 in the last 24 hours. According to RIVM, 271 deaths were registered in the last seven days, an average of almost 39 per day. This is the highest level since March 8. There are currently 2,535 COVID-19 patients in hospitals, 505 of them in intensive care units.
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