Government of The Netherlands

Coronavirus dashboard

The coronavirus dashboard provides information on the development of the coronavirus in the Netherlands. Read more

Overview

Medical indicators

Reproduction number

The reproduction number shows how fast the virus is spreading. The number shows how many people are on average infected by one patient with COVID-19.

Most recent reproduction number

1.22 confirmed cases per day.

Number of people infected by one infectious person.

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The reproduction number shows how fast the virus is spreading. This number shows how many people are on average infected by one patient with COVID-19. The number of transmissions remains more or less constant when the reproduction number is 1, declines when it is less than 1 and increases when the number is above 1.

Progression over time

  • The reproduction number is not an exact value but a reliable estimate. Reproduction numbers (R) using data from less than two weeks ago are not reliable, therefore, the line depicting R stops at a date two weeks in the past.
  • The confidence interval shows the range between which the number R falls. This is updated on a weekly basis.
Overview