Spread of the virus
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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, 3 February 2023. Is updated on Friday.

Source: RIVM

Coronavirus variants over time

This graph shows how often a variant of the coronavirus has been found in the Netherlands.

We show the variants that are followed with extra attention by the RIVM, the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control and the World Health Organization WHO. Every Friday we update the latest data received from laboratories.

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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, 3 February 2023 · 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.

    The table shows data for 9 to 15 January.

    VariantPercentage
    Omicron XBB
    11.8%
    Omicron BQ.1
    53.9%
    Omicron BF.7
    2.9%
    Omicron BA.5
    9.1%
    Omicron BA.4.6
    0.2%
    Omicron BA.4
    0.0%
    Omicron BA.2.75
    20.2%
    Omicron BA.2.12.1
    0.0%
    Omicron BA.2
    0.0%
    Omicron BA.1
    0.0%
    All other variants
    1.9%

    Value from Monday, 9 January 2023 - Sunday, 15 January 2023 obtained on Wednesday, 25 January 2023 · Source: RIVM