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Downward trend remains steady

In the past week, there were 32% fewer hospital admissions of patients with COVID-19 compared to the week before. New arrivals in the ICU were also down by 23% compared to the previous week. Pressure on hospitals is now also visibly dropping, but is still high. The number of people who received a positive test result decreased by 28%. Reported figures decreased in all age groups.

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Hospital and ICU admissions
Last week, 830 new COVID-19 hospital admissions were reported. That is 32% fewer than in the week before, when it was 1,224 people. In the past week, 186 new ICU admissions were reported. A 23% decrease compared to the week before, when 241 people with COVID-19 were admitted to ICU.

Positive tests
12% fewer people were tested in the test lanes operated by the Municipal Public Health Services (GGDs). Last week 239,259 people were tested, compared to 272,876 in the week before that.

25,255 new people who tested positive for COVID-19 were reported in the past week. That is a decrease of 28% compared to the week before that when there were 35,142 people. In the past seven days, 147 people per 100,000 inhabitants received a positive test result. The previous week there were 202. The number of positive COVID-19 tests per 100,000 inhabitants decreased in all age groups.

The percentage of people who tested positive for COVID-19 last week was 10.4%, which is lower than the previous week, when it was 12.2%.

Reproduction number and contagious persons
The reproduction number dropped slightly to 0.82 on 10 May (lower limit 0.80 - upper limit 0.84). A week earlier, the reproduction number was 0.89.

The number of infectious persons was about 114,000 on 17 May. In the week before that, there were 130,000 contagious people.

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