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Last week 400 more people died than usual


Last week an estimated 3,450 people died, 400 more than usual for this period.

Compared to the previous week, about 75 more people died, statistics agency CBS announced based on

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In winter, the number of deaths always increases, but mortality is now higher than normal.

Since September 21, according to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 4,700 more people have died than you would expect during this period.

During the first wave (March 9 to May 4), this so-called excess mortality was almost twice as high, estimated at nearly 9,000.



Most of those who died with corona received long-term care.

These are chronically ill, frail elderly, residents of nursing homes and people with a serious mental or physical disability.



The CBS also notes that the mortality among women was slightly higher last week than among men.

“In earlier weeks of the second wave of the corona epidemic, more men than women died, although there are more older women than older men,” the agency notes.



The increased mortality was seen in all age groups last week.

It is estimated that just over 1,900 people died among the over-80s.

Nearly 1,100 people between the ages of 65 and 80 died and 450 people under the age of 65 died.

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This is why we find it difficult to keep distance from each other at home.


The number of corona infections has been rising again since last week.

Most infections take place at home and that is not surprising, because because of the season we visit each other more indoors and we are also closer together, say three behavior experts in conversation with NU.nl.



According to behavioral scientist and epidemiologist Esther Metting at the University of Groningen, the influence of the winter season plays a major role on the increasing number of infections.

"In the spring we could go out for a walk or have a picnic together, but that is not an option now. We now meet together indoors and because the catering industry is closed, that happens at home," she says.

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Nearly five thousand fines for not wearing a mask in public transport


Boas have handed out 4,859 fines to people who did not wear a mask on the bus, metro, train or tram since the commencement of the mouth cap in public transport on 1 June.

In addition, between 23 March and the end of November, boas fined 8,594 people for violating the corona rules, chairman Ruud Kuin of the Dutch BOA Bond reports to NU.nl tonight. 



Figures from after December 1, when the general masking requirement came into force in the Netherlands, are not yet known, but according to Kuin there will be "not many".



Police reported earlier this week that it had fined 510 people in the first week of December for failing to comply with the corona measures, 65 of them for failing to comply with the masking requirement.

In addition, agents ended 32 illegal parties in the same period.

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Today's main corona news



Interior:


  • Today 8,793 new positive tests have been reported to the RIVM.

    That is more than the average for the previous seven days (6,411).

    The number of corona patients who died has also increased by 64 to 9,902.

  • In addition, there are 533 patients without COVID-19 on the IC, 19 fewer than the day before.

    The total IC occupancy has thus decreased by 23 to 1,002.

  • Group 8 students received on average lower school advice in the past school year than in previous years.

    This was partly because the final test could not take place as a result of the corona crisis.

  • Since the commencement of the masking requirement in public transport on June 1, Boas have handed out 4,859 fines to people who did not wear masks on the bus, metro, train or tram.

    In addition, between 23 March and the end of November, boas fined 8,594 people for violating the corona rules, chairman Ruud Kuin of the Dutch BOA Bond reports to NU.nl tonight. 

  • The number of corona infections has been rising again since last week.

    Most infections take place at home and that is not surprising, because due to the season we visit each other more indoors and we are also closer to each other.

    Read more here.


Abroad:


  • A passenger who tested positive for the corona virus on board a cruise to 'nowhere' turns out not to be infected.

    Due to the positive test, the ship returned to the port of Singapore a day earlier on Wednesday and the approximately 1,700 passengers were not allowed to leave their cabin for 16 hours.

  • France will not let the curfew start at 9 p.m. from December 15, but already at 8 p.m.

    The measure is also in effect on New Year's Eve.

    At the same time, the six-week nationwide lockdown will be lifted on December 15.

  • The European Central Bank (ECB) is keeping interest rates the same as expected, the central bank announced on Thursday.

    However, the ECB is expanding its buy-back program to stimulate the economy of the eurozone, which is hit by the second corona wave.

  • In addition, EU leaders today agreed on the rule of law test and thus also on the EU budget and the corona recovery fund.

  • The price of a barrel of Brent oil rose above $ 50 for the first time since the start of the corona crisis on Thursday.

    At the end of the afternoon (Dutch time), the price peaked at 50.91 dollars (42 euros).

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