The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) reported 10,280 new positive corona tests on Thursday.

The figures partly consist of reports from Wednesday, which could not be processed at the time due to an IT malfunction at the GGDs.

On Wednesday it went to 8,123 positive corona tests, bringing the average for these two days to 9,201.

It is not clear whether all overdue administration has been processed.

In the five days leading up to Wednesday, an average of 9,910 positive corona tests per day were reported.

The last two days, therefore, a sharp decrease was observed compared to the previous week.

RIVM boss Jaap van Dissel said on Wednesday during a briefing to the House of Representatives that there were signs of a leveling off, but not yet a decline.

"This must be achieved in order to relieve the pressure on hospital care," said Van Dissel.

Prime Minister Mark Rutte and Corona Minister Hugo de Jonge will hold another press conference next Tuesday.

A complete lockdown is not ruled out if the corona numbers continue to rise.

The partial lockdown, which would last for four weeks from mid-October, will most likely also be in effect in December.

RIVM also reports 62 corona-related deaths.

Tuesday and Wednesday it was 70 and 54 corona deaths.

The figures do not mean that all persons have died or tested positive in the past 24 hours, because figures can be reported with a delay.

The reported numbers since last week

  • Thursday: 9,283 positive tests (+519), 46 dead

  • Friday: 10,007 positive tests (+724), 47 deaths

  • Saturday: 8,669 positive tests (-1,338), 55 dead (incomplete due to malfunction))

  • Sunday: 10,208 positive tests (+1,539), 27 dead (Saturday correction)

  • Monday: 10,353 positive tests (+145), 26 deaths

  • Tuesday: 10,315 positive tests (-38), 70 deaths

  • Wednesday: 8,123 positive tests (-38), 54 deaths (incomplete due to interference)

Smallest increase in hospital admissions since mid-October

The number of corona patients in hospitals has increased further to 2,384, according to figures from the National Coordination Center for Patient Distribution (LCPS).

The majority of COVID-19 patients are treated in regular hospital wards (1,831), while 535 corona patients are currently cared for on ICUs.

The increase in hospital beds occupied by corona patients appears to be leveling off rapidly in recent days.

More than two hundred admissions were reported several times last week, while on Monday and Tuesday that had dropped to about a hundred admissions per day.

On Wednesday, with an increase of 17 beds, the smallest increase was registered since 17 October.

In the past 24 hours, 269 people have been hospitalized.

In addition, 47 admissions to intensive care units (ICs) have been reported.

Both numbers are smaller than the figures recorded on Wednesday.

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