The situation in the Netherlands
Development of the virus: there is an upward trend in the spread of the virus.
Influence on healthcare sector: the number of COVID patients on the nursing wards in hospitals still slightly increases. The number of COVID patients in intensive care units (ICU) remains low.
The Corona thermometer position is1Low
Development of the virus
The percentage of Infectieradar participants with a positive corona test result slightly increased to 2.0%.
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The national average number of virus particles increased (+29%) in week 46 (13 - 19 November).
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XBB variants are mainly found in sewage water and in germ surveillance and of these variants EG.5 (an XBB.1.9 subvariant) is the most common. BA.2.86 (a BA.2 subvariant) is also increasingly found in both sources.
These subvariants do not appear to be more pathogenic than previous omikron variants.
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Influence on healthcare sector
In week 46, an average of 97 COVID patients per day were admitted to the hospital's nursing wards.
This is an average of 7 patients less than in week 45.
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The percentage of ICU beds with COVID patients, compared to all ICU beds, is 2.7%.
The percentage, compared to the total number of occupied ICU beds, is 3.8%.
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