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Downward trend continues in all areas

In the past week, the number of people who tested positive decreased by 30%. The number of people with COVID-19 admitted to hospital decreased by 32%. The number of people admitted to ICU also dropped by 57%. So the downward trend continues.

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Hospital and ICU admissions
In the past week, the number of people with COVID-19 who were admitted to hospital dropped to 380. A decrease of 32% compared to the week before, when 533 people were admitted. In addition, the number of people admitted to ICU also dropped to 50 people. A decrease of 57% compared to the week before, when 112 people with COVID-19 were admitted to ICU.

Positive Tests
Last week, 14,397 people received a positive test result. This is a 30% decrease from the previous week, when 20,608 people tested positive. This corresponds to 84 people who tested positive per 100,000 inhabitants.

The number of people who were tested in the test lanes operated by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs) last week decreased from 212,311 to 195,318 people. The percentage of positive tests also dropped further to 7.2%, from 9.0% a week earlier.

The number of positive tests decreased in all age groups. The lowest decrease was seen in children up to 17 years of age. Testing was more frequent last week than in the week before that among childre: 14% more in children up to 12 years and 6% more in children from 13 to 17 years. This may possibly be due to the full reopening of secondary schools.

Reproduction rate and contagious people
The reproduction number rose to 0.90 (lower bound 0.86 - upper bound 0.93), last week it was 0.82. The number of contagious people has continued to decrease to 60,944, from 73,984 people the week before.

For more information, read the weekly report of the RIVM.