The situation in the Netherlands
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Development of the virus
The number of Infectieradar participants with a positive corona test result remained the same at 0.6%. The number of people with a positive corona test result reported to the GGD increased slightly (+11%). The number of people tested at the GGD also increased slightly (+8%).
The national average number of virus particles decreased (-37%) in week 3 (16 - 22 January 2023). The number of virus particles decreased slightly further (-7%) in week 4 (23 - 25 January 2023).
BQ.1 (including BQ.1.1) is decreasing but is still responsible for most infections. There is an increase in BA.2.75 and in XBB. XBB.1.5 is increasing with low numbers. It does not appear that these subvariants are more pathogenic than the earlier Omicron variants.
Influence on healthcare sector
The number of COVID patients admitted to the hospital decreased compared to the week before (-18%).
Occupation intensive care
The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients decreased slightly to 2.6% of all ICU beds. The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients also decreased slighty to 3.9% of the total number of occupied ICU beds.
Pressure on healthcare sector
In the nursing departments of hospitals, the availability of care is under pressure. This is partly due to the absence of staff. Absenteeism among healthcare staff in the nursing wards and ICUs remained almost the same at 7.9%.
What can I do to prevent COVID from spreading?
For more advice to protect yourself and others, go to recommended advices .
If you have symptoms, stay at home and do a self-test.
If you have Corona, self-isolate at home.
Keep your coronavirus vaccinations up to date.