Spread of the virus

Death rate

These figures show how many COVID-19 patients were reported to have died. This gives us an idea of ​​the impact of the virus. The actual number of deceased patients may be higher because not all people who are infected with corona get tested. Also, there is no strict obligation to report deaths from coronavirus.

Last values obtained on Friday, 23 September. Is updated on Tuesday and Friday.

Source: RIVM

Number of COVID-19 patients reported as deceased

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3 more than 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 Friday, 23 September · Source: RIVM

Total number of COVID-19 patients reported as deceased

22,637

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

Value of Friday, 23 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.

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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. 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.
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  • Average number over the past seven 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. The graph is updated daily and includes all deaths since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. Please note that RIVM does not specify the age distribution for those aged under 50 to prevent traceability to individuals.

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. 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.
Percentage of the entire Dutch populationPercentage of all deaths from COVID-1990+ years old80 – 89 years old70 – 79 years old60 – 69 years old50 – 59 years old0 – 49 years old0%20%40%60%0%20%40%60%

Value of Friday, 23 September · Source: RIVM

Excess mortality

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 Municipal Health Services (in Dutch: GGD) because not everyone who dies from corona has been tested for it.

Last values obtained on Friday, 23 September. Is updated on a weekly basis.

Source: CBS

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. 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.
  • 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. Every quarter CBS publishes data on the causes of death from the last known month; these figures are published approximately three months later. Alongside these data, CBS reports the number of deaths attributed to COVID 19 since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.

The following article explains how these CBS figures are calculated and why they differ from the figures on this dashboard. Read What is the COVID-19 mortality rate based on cause of death?