Coronadashboard data explained
- Coronadashboard data explained

Mortality RIVM

Where do the numbers come from?

Number of COVID-19 deceased patients
The mortality figures are supplied by the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM). This data is available in the form of an open data file.

Deceased COVID-19 patients by age group
The graph with the age distribution at national level is based on an open data file of the RIVM.

How are the numbers calculated?

Number of COVID-19 deceased patients
This is the number of COVID-19 patients whose deaths have been reported to RIVM in the past 24 hours. The date shown is the date on which RIVM was notified by the municipal health authority (GGD). This may not be the same as the date on which deaths occurred. The actual number of deceased COVID-19 patients is higher than the number of deaths reported by RIVM because there is no requirement to report COVID-19-related deaths.

Deceased COVID-19 patients by age group
Everyone under the age of 50 is put in the same age group because that data can be traced back to individuals due to the small numbers, coupled with the breakdown of COVID-19 mortality on the dashboard.

Adjustements and corrections

Change in delivery of data from 1 January 2023

As of 1 January 2023, if a test result is positive, less information is collected.

This information was collected by the GGDs and was an important source of information at an earlier stage of the COVID-19 pandemic. In the meantime, other monitoring instruments and information sources (such as Infectieradar, sewage and germ surveillance and hospital registrations) have become important or have been further developed.

The CBS data will still be updated on the page Death rate. This continues to provide timely insight into trends in total mortality and is reported weekly on our dashboard.

If the epidemiological situation changes and additional data sources are required, the GGDs can be asked to provide additional information.