From 9 July 2021, RIVM will no longer calculate the number of contagious people. This page will no longer be updated.
Archived pages- Infectious people
A person who carries coronavirus can infect other people within a certain time frame. If more people are infectious the virus spreads faster. It is not possible to know exactly how many people are infectious, but we can indicate whether there are dozens, hundreds, thousands or even more.
Last values obtained on Friday, 9 July 2021. Will not be updated anymore.
Number of infectious people over time
This graph shows the estimated number of infectious people over time.
This graph shows the estimated number of infectious people over time. Use the keyboard to navigate through the time in the graph. With the left and right arrow keys you can move backwards and forwards in time. Use the left angle bracket < to go back and the right angle bracket > to go forward. With page-up and page-down you make bigger steps. Use the Home key and End key to go to the beginning and end of the timeline.
- Estimated number of infectious people
- Uncertainty margin: indication of how much higher or lower the actual number of infectious people may be