The situation in the Netherlands
Development of the virus: The spread of the virus is decreasing.
Influence on healthcare sector: The occupancy rate decreased last week and is low, for both COVID ICU as well as for clinic beds.
The Corona thermometer position is1Low
Development of the virus
The percentage of Infectieradar participants with a positive corona test result decreased to 0.2%.
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The national average number of virus particles decreased (-38%) in week 7 (12 - 18 February).
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Mainly BA.2.86 variants are found in sewage water and in germ surveillance and in particular subvariant JN.1, in addition to several other XBB variants.
These subvariants do not appear to be more pathogenic than previous omikron variants.
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Influence on healthcare sector
In week 7, an average of 32 COVID patients per day were admitted to the hospital's nursing wards.
This is an average of 12 patient less than in week 6.
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The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients, compared to all ICU beds, is 0.8%.
The percentage, compared to the total number of occupied ICU beds, is 1.0%.
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