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Fewer updates, still keeping track of the virus

Maintaining an overview of the development of the coronavirus and the consequences for healthcare and society remain important.

Maintaining an overview of the development of the coronavirus and the consequences for healthcare and society remain important. Not only the number of hospital admissions is important, but the virus variants and the number of virus particles in the wastewater also provide important information.

To know how the coronavirus develops, data from multiple sources is used. We follow trends to guard the current situation. Daily figures change, which is why we will explain more about the trends we see on the homepage every week. From 1 September on, we will update the figures as follows.

Which figures are updated and when

• On Tuesday and Friday we update positive tests, R-number, hospital and ICU admissions, mortality and the situation in nursing homes, disability care homes, and of people aged 70+ who live at home.

• We update the vaccination data on Wednesdays.

• On Friday we update the data on virus variants.

• The number of virus particles in the sewage is updated on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday.

The RIVM will of course continue to monitor the virus closely and keep us informed. If the situation calls for it, we can adjust the update frequency of the figures again.