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The RIVM reports 5,378 new positive corona tests on Saturday.
That is considerably more than the average in the past seven days (4,526).
In the past week, the number of new positive tests was always around four to five thousand a day.
Because the daily figures can fluctuate, NU.nl looks at the weekly average.
RIVM also repeatedly emphasized that the weekly figures provide a better picture.
The RIVM reported 42 corona-related deaths on Saturday.
Not all of these patients have died within the past 24 hours;
there may be a delay between the date of death and the reporting date.
Worldwide, 2.5 million people have now died from the consequences of the corona virus.
Averages for the past week
Saturday, March 6: 4,526
Friday, March 5: 4,470
Thursday, March 4: 4,532
Wednesday, March 3: 4,658
Tuesday, March 2: 4,569
Monday, March 1: 4,545
Sunday, February 28: 4,605
Number of positive corona tests per day
Source: RIVM © LocalFocus