Every day, NU.nl provides an overview of the most recent figures about the development of the corona virus in the Netherlands.

These are the figures that are now available (Tuesday 21 September), combined in four graphs.

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In the past 24 hours, 1,694 positive corona tests have been reported.

That is less than the average in the past seven days (1,907).

The average number of positive tests has fluctuated between two and three thousand a day for more than a month.

Number of positive tests per day

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Another slight increase in the number of corona patients in hospitals

The number of people with a corona infection in Dutch hospitals has increased slightly in the past 24 hours.

A total of 578 corona patients were in Dutch hospitals on Tuesday.

That's 13 more than Monday.

There was also a slight increase on Sunday and Monday.

On Saturday, there were still 551 Covid patients in hospitals, the lowest number since July 25.

There are now 378 corona patients in the nursing wards, 11 more than on Monday.

There are 200 corona patients on the ICs.

That's 2 more than a day earlier.

Last 24 hours, 11 new corona patients were brought in on the ICs.

45 people were admitted to the nursing wards.

Number of corona patients in hospital (IC and non-IC)

RIVM reports five deaths

RIVM also reports that 5 corona-related deaths have been registered in the past 24 hours.

The fact that these deaths were reported in the past 24 hours does not mean that these individuals actually died in the past 24 hours.

The registration can also take a while without interference.

So far, more than 18,000 inhabitants of the Netherlands have died from the consequences of the corona virus.

The infographic below shows the number of positive tests and the number of deaths by age group.

Blue represents positive tests and red represents deaths.

Deaths and positive tests by age group

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More than 23 million shots taken

In the Netherlands, 23,320,388 corona shots have now been taken, the corona dashboard shows.

The number of pricks has risen considerably less rapidly in recent weeks than at the beginning of the summer.

Then there were about 1.5 million vaccinations per week.

More than 80 percent of Dutch adults have now been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

The number of vaccinations is updated on the corona dashboard every Tuesday and Thursday.

Pricks according to corona dashboard

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