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Coronavirus variants

When a virus multiplies it can change very slightly every time. Sometimes a mutation makes a virus behave differently. Some variants can be more infectious, make people sicker or render vaccines less effective. That's why it is important to keep track of the coronavirus variants in the Netherlands.

Last values obtained on Friday, 5 August. Is updated on a weekly basis.

Source: RIVM

Coronavirus variants over time

This graph shows how frequently a variant of the coronavirus has been detected in the Netherlands. We only show variants that are monitored with particular attention by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization. Those variants are followed closely because of the risk they can pose, for example because of potentially increased transmissibility. The figures for the last week are still incomplete because some collected samples are still being analysed.

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This graph shows how frequently a variant has been detected in the Netherlands. We only show variants designated as variants of concern by the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO) because of the potential risk that they pose. The samples of positive tests collected in the most recent week are still being analysed, so the figures for this week are still incomplete. 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.

    Value of Friday, 5 August · Source: RIVM

    Coronavirus variants

    This table shows which coronavirus variant or subvariant has been detected in the Netherlands. The table also shows whether the relative prevalence of a variant has increased, decreased or remained the same in relation to the prevalence measured in the previous week. Read more about the numbers shown here in Coronadashboard data explained.

    The table shows data for 18 to 24 July 2022.

    VariantPercentage
    Omikron BA.5
    92.1%
    Omikron BA.4
    6.6%
    Omikron BA.2.12.1
    0.6%
    Omikron BA.2
    0.7%
    Omikron BA.1
    0.0%
    Alle andere varianten
    0.0%

    Value from Monday, 18 July - Sunday, 24 July obtained on Thursday, 4 August · Source: RIVM