Infections - Infectious people

Number of 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. To find out more about the information on this page, go to ‘Explanation of the data presented’.

Last values obtained on Friday, 14 May. Is updated on a weekly basis.

Source: RIVM

Download data: RIVM

Number of infectious people in the Netherlands

3,542 lessthan the previous value

A calculation of how many people with COVID-19 can transmit the virus. This number is always a week or to old because more recent calculations are not accurate enough.

Value of Thursday, 6 May · Source: RIVM

Number of infectious people over time

This graph shows the estimated number of infectious people over time.

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  • Estimated number of infectious people
  • Uncertainty margin: indication of how much higher or lower the actual number of infectious people may be

Source: RIVM