The situation in the Netherlands
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Development of the virus
The number of people with a positive corona test result reported to the GGD increased slightly (+5%). The number of people tested at the GGD remained almost the same (-1%).
The national average number of virus particles increased slightly (+4.7%) in week 47 (21- 27 November). In the first part of week 48 (28 November - 1 December) the number also increased slightly (+4.7%).
Omikron subvariant BQ.1 (including BQ.1.1) is currently increasing strongly and may become dominant in the Netherlands. It does not appear that these sub-variants are causing more sickness than the earlier omikron variants. Recombinant XBB is also increasing. This variant combines features of different omikron variants.
Influence on healthcare sector
The number of COVID patients admitted to the hospital remained almost the same compared to the week before (+2%).
Occupation intensive care
The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients is 3.3% of the total ICU capacity. The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients is 4.7% 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 remains almost the same under 7.7%.
What can I do to prevent COVID from spreading?
Advices to protect yourself and others.
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.