The situation in the Netherlands
Development of the virus: the rising trend in the spread of the virus seems to be stabilizing.
Influence on healthcare sector: the number of COVID patients on the nursing wards in hospitals increases. The number of COVID patients in intensive care units (ICU) remains low.
The Corona thermometer position is1Low
Development of the virus
The number of Infectieradar participants with a positive corona test result remained the same at 0.8%.
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The national average number of virus particles slightly decreased (-9%) in week 37 (11 - 17 September).
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Omikron XBB (including XBB.1.5, XBB.1.9, XBB.1.16 and EG.5) variants are most common in the Netherlands. The BA.2.86 variant has been found in sewage, but not yet in germ surveillance.
These sub-variants do not appear to be more pathogenic than the earlier Omicron variants.
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Influence on healthcare sector
In week 37, an average of 47 COVID patients per day were admitted to the hospital's nursing wards.
This is an average of 7 patients more than in week 36.
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The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients, compared to all ICU beds, is 1.4%.
The percentage, compared to the total number of occupied ICU beds, is 2.2%.
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