Slower increase in new COVID-19 infections
In the past week (14 to 20 October) the number of people who newly tested positive rose, as did the number of COVID-19 patients admitted to hospital and ICU. However, the speed at which new infections increased seems to have slowed somewhat. This might be a result of the government policy measures issued late September. However, the number of hospital admissions continues to rise at the same pace. Risk level per region can be ‘caution’ (level 1), ‘concern’ (level 2), ‘serious’ (level 3) or ‘very serious’ (level 4). At this moment the risk level of 16 regions is ‘very serious’, for 7 it is ‘serious’ and for 2 it is ‘concern’.