The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) publishes an overview of figures on the corona crisis in the Netherlands every day. brings together the most figures that are now known (Wednesday 3 June) in five graphs.

Ten new deaths, nine new hospitalizations

In the daily update, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) announced on Wednesday that the number of deceased corona patients in the Netherlands has increased by ten. In addition, the institute reports nine new hospital admissions.

In total, more than 11,759 Dutch corona patients have been or have been hospitalized and 5,977 inhabitants died of COVID-19. A total of 46,733 people were tested positive for the coronavirus. That's 86 more than a week ago, when 190 people tested positive for the virus. It is also less new confirmed infections than Tuesday, when 102 new infections were reported.

Incidentally, this does not mean that these deaths and hospitalizations occurred in the past 24 hours. There is a delay between the moment of death or hospitalization and the moment that the report is received by RIVM.

The graph below shows the number of (so far known) deaths and hospital admissions per day.

The decrease in the number of new corona patients, hospital admissions, intensive care patients and deaths per day shows that the number of infections has been decreasing since the end of March.

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Substantial decrease in number of ICA corona patients, no longer a Dutch patient in Germany

On Wednesday, 116 Dutch corona patients will be in intensive care (IC). A sharp drop of 38 compared to Tuesday, when 154 Dutch corona patients were on the ICU. Ernst Kuipers, chairman of the National Network Acute Care, announced this on Wednesday.

"We are seeing a significant drop in the number of COVID patients in the ICU today, while the number of new admissions remains low. This is gratifying and gives room for other care," said Kuipers.

In addition, there is no longer a Dutch corona patient on a German IC. One of the Dutch corona patients had been on an IC in Germany since 20 May, but this patient has since died.

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South and North Holland, North Brabant, Gelderland and Limburg were particularly hard hit

Gelderland, Limburg, North Brabant and North and South Holland have the largest number of infections and hospital admissions. Most of these reports date from late March and early April. Groningen, Friesland, Drenthe, Overijssel and Zeeland reported the fewest hospital admissions.

The map below shows the total number of hospital admissions per 100,000 inhabitants per municipality. This shows that East Brabant, Central Limburg and South Limburg have been most affected.

The data per municipality appears when you click on a municipality in the map or enter the name of the municipality in the search bar.

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More than 60 percent of deaths were over the age of eighty

The elderly are more often affected by the coronavirus than the rest of the population. Of all reported deceased corona patients, nearly 62 percent are older than eighty years. Most deceased corona patients were in the 85 to 89 age group (1,348 deaths).

Figures from RIVM (blue stands for hospital admissions, red for deaths) show that the youngest person who died in the Netherlands from the consequences of the coronavirus was eighteen or nineteen years old. According to the RIVM, this person had underlying health problems.

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More positive tests among women, but more men admitted to hospital

More women (29,367) than men (17,275) tested positive for the coronavirus. This may be due to the overrepresentation of women in healthcare professions. Half of the infected care workers are under 45 years old.

The cabinet expanded the test capacity at the beginning of April, allowing health care workers to have themselves tested more often. Since then, more women than men have tested positive for the coronavirus, while previously this ratio was about fifty-fifty.

However, more men (7,199) than women (4,552) with an infection are hospitalized. 55.2 percent of the deceased corona patients were male.

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See also: Men seem to get sicker from coronavirus infection than women

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