Infections
- Reproduction number

Reproduction number

The reproduction number shows how fast the virus is spreading. The number shows how many people are on average infected by someone who is infected with the corona virus.

Last values obtained on Tuesday, 3 August. Is updated twice per week.

Source: RIVM

Reproduction number

0.69 confirmed cases per day.
0.01 less than the previous value

Number of people infected by one infectious person. This number is always two weeks old, since more current calculations are to unreliable.

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The reproduction number shows how fast the virus is spreading. The number shows how many people are on average infected by someone who is infected with the corona virus. 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.

Value of Monday, 19 July obtained on Tuesday, 3 August · Source: RIVM

The reproduction number 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 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. 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. 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.
17 Feb 202019 Jul 20210123Alert value: 1

Value of Tuesday, 3 August · Source: RIVM