The Coronavirus Dashboard was developed by the Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport. It gives up-to-date information about developments surrounding coronavirus in the Netherlands. It uses data provided by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), municipal health services (GGDs) and hospitals. The dashboard shows, for example, how many people have been tested for the virus, and how many tested positive. This information can help us pick up early signs that the rate of infection is increasing, allowing us to act in time to stop the virus from spreading further.
Many people have become ill because of coronavirus and many people have died. The dashboard shows if and where the virus is gaining ground. Using this information we can take control measures faster and in a more targeted way, such as introducing additional national of regional measures. Measures must always be based on a comprehensive political assessment of all relevant aspects, including broader social and economic interests.
Yes, the dashboard complies with privacy rules, so the data can’t be traced back to individuals. All the data is provided by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM), municipal health services (GGDs) and hospitals, and is accessible to everyone. The dashboard lists its data sources.
The data on the dashboard is updated daily. We do this, for the most part, on the basis of RIVM’s open data files. Every day at 15.15 RIVM updates these files, and we in turn try to update the data on the dashboard around 15.20. Occasionally there may be delays caused, for example, by technical difficulties.
The dashboard is still under development, so some features aren’t yet available. As we continue to develop the website, we look carefully to see that the information is clear and understandable for everyone, and that it can be properly viewed on any device. The dashboard is available in Dutch and English.