Infections

Deaths

These figures show the number of COVID-19 patients reported dead to the GGD yesterday. The actual number of COVID-19 patients that died may be higher because not all people with COVID-19 get tested and there is no requirement for reporting deaths due to COVID-19.

Last values obtained on Tuesday, 21 September. Is updated on a daily basis.

Source: RIVM

Number of COVID-19 patients reported dead

5
4 less the previous value

This figure shows the number of COVID-19 patients reported dead to the GGD, per day. It includes late reports of deaths that occurred in the preceding days.

Value of Tuesday, 21 September · Source: RIVM

Total number of COVID-19 patients reported dead

18,128

This figure shows the number of COVID-19 patients reported dead, since the reporting of COVID-19 deaths started.

Value of Tuesday, 21 September · Source: RIVM

Number of reported deaths from COVID-19 over time

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 patients reported dead. The graph also shows averages over the past seven days.

This graph shows the number of COVID-19 patients reported dead. The graph also shows averages over the past seven days. 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.
28 Feb 202010 Dec21 Sept 2021050100150200250
  • Average number over the past 7 days
  • Reported number of deceased patients

Source: RIVM

COVID-19 deaths by age

The blue bars on the right of this graph show the age distribution of people who have died with COVID 19. The grey bars on the left show how large each age group is in relation to the entire Dutch population. Taken together, the blue and grey bars show whether there are proportionately more or fewer COVID-19 deaths in each age group. If, for example, the graph shows that people in their sixties represent 12% of the Dutch population (grey bar) and that this same group represents 10% of the people in the Netherlands who have died with COVID-19 (blue bar), that means there are proportionately fewer deaths with COVID-19 among people in their sixties. The graph is updated daily and includes all deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that RIVM groups COVID-19 deaths among people younger than 50 together; the low numbers could otherwise be traceable back to individual people.

The bars on the right of this graph show the age distribution of people who have died with COVID 19. The bars on the left show how large each age group is in relation to the entire Dutch population. Taken together, both bars together show whether there are proportionately more or fewer COVID-19 deaths in each age group. 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.
Age distribution in the NetherlandsDeaths by age90+80 – 8970 – 7960 – 6950 – 590 – 49 *0%20%40%0%20%40%

* This value is larger than shown in the graph

Value of Tuesday, 21 September · Source: RIVM

Excess mortality

Every week the national office Statistics Netherlands (CBS) publishes data on the total number of deaths and compares this to the predicted number of deaths. If more deaths occur than predicted, these are considered excess deaths. This graph may show a more complete picture of COVID-19 related deaths than the numbers reported by the GGD because not everyone who dies from COVID-19 has been tested for it. Read more in the 'Explanation of the data presented'.

Last values obtained on Friday, 17 September. Is updated on a weekly basis.

Source: CBS

Excess mortality again in August

In August, there were more deaths per week than expected, mainly in the first and last week. In those weeks, there was excess mortality. For week 34 (23 to 29 August inclusive), the estimated number of deaths stands at nearly 2,900. This is approximately 200 more than expected for this period. Statistics Netherlands (CBS) reports this based on the latest provisional weekly mortality figures.

Total number of deaths per week

This graph shows whether the number of deaths in a given week is higher or lower than expected. The dark blue line shows the number of deaths per week since 16 March 2020. The light blue line and the shaded area show the number of deaths predicted by Statistics Netherlands based on the number of people who died in each given week in previous years.

This graph shows whether the number of deaths in a given week is higher or lower than expected. The line ‘Actual mortality’ shows the number of deaths per week since 16 March 2020. The line ‘Predected mortality’and the area around the line show the number of deaths predicted by Statistics Netherlands based on the number of people who died in each given week in previous years. 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.
16 Mar 202014 Dec12 Sept 202102,0004,0006,000
  • Predicted mortality
  • Actual mortality
  • Range of predicted mortality

Source: CBS

Deaths attributed to COVID 19, according to CBS

The national office Statistics Netherlands (CBS) analyses causes of death in the Netherlands. One cause of death is COVID 19. From July every quarter CBS publishes data on the causes of death from the last known month; such figures are from approximately three months earlier. Alongside this data, CBS reports the number of deaths attributed to COVID 19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a separate article we explain how these figures are calculated and why they differ from the figures on the Coronavirus Dashboard. Read more